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Cathedral of San Juan Bautista, San Juan

Categories: History Museums, Museums
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Pay a visit to one of the oldest churches in the Americas, Cathedral of San Juan Bautista. Constructed in the early 16th century, the building was restored numerous times over the centuries. The small but charming building features a 19th-century Neoclassical facade, but its main claim to fame is the tomb of Juan Ponce de Leon, Spanish explorer, conquistador, and the first governor of Puerto Rico. Plan to visit Cathedral of San Juan Bautista during your San Juan vacation using our convenient San Juan itinerary builder.
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  • The Cathedral of San Juan Bautista was the church my daughter chose for her destination wedding. It was built in the 1500's and is simply beautiful. The staff at the Cathedral was wonderful to work wi...  read more »
  • The Cathedral is located in the street of Christ. It was built in 1521, destroyed by a storm, and subsequently rebuilt in 1529. It is very simple. We arrived at the time of mass and was full of people.
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  • We were staying close by the cathedral and were able to walk to it and enjoy the wonderful historical treasures it has to offer. The walls are gorgeously painted in 17th century art. We were told by o...  read more »
  • I stayed right across the street at El Convento and the history between these two places is incredible. Take time to learn about the famous square and those buried in the cathedral. The architecture is also amazing
  • Pretty church. Worth stopping by if you appreciate history. Decent area of town to wander around.
  • First of all I have seen it written as catedral so yea... also i was curious if church was an architecture type lol so yea...
  • Regardless of your faith, enjoy the beautiful architecture and history of the oldest church on US soil. The enshrined remains of St. Pious are a little creepy but the story behind the journey of his remains are fascinating.
  • Nice Cathedral to visit for a beautiful environment.
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