Cathedral of San Juan Bautista, San Juan

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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. Put Cathedral of San Juan Bautista on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our San Juan route planning website .
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  • October 4, 2017
    Was undergoing restoration, but expected within a bit like Mexican churches, instead it is bare. Very nice instead the square front with beautiful trees and also very beautiful statues, an avid online gamer in the Ark.
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  • September 13, 2017
    Beautiful Church in the heart of Old San Juan. It's a must see. If you get to be in the area on a Sunday morning you can actually walk in and be part of the Mass.  more »
  • September 7, 2017
    Stroll in the old town, passing by heard. There were many people. It was a beautiful Cathedral.
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  • June 23, 2017
    A Magnificent place. The Blessings of our GOD its where the Magic Begins...
  • April 6, 2017
    Beautiful church. All donations go to upkeep of the property. Free entrance.
  • October 21, 2016
    We went to the Visitor's Center first, then walked along the bay next to the wall that is about 60 feet tall and about 20 feet thick. Walked past a park and entered the city through the only city gate that is left out of 6 gates. The gates were used or were closed to protect the city when Puerto Rico was being attacked by pirates and other countries. From the gate we followed the gorgeous blue cobblestone street up to the cathedral. It was a beautiful site and sight!
  • November 20, 2016
    Lovely cathedral which also is the home of the tomb of Ponce de Leon. Went to 9am mass and was treated to seeing a Quinceañera ceremony as part of the mass for some beautiful girls. The mass was in Spanish but the priest gave part of his homily in English. Everyone was very friendly and there were plenty of tourists. A must see in Old San Juan.
  • February 23, 2017
    A must see location that has relatively few people and no need to spend a ton of time.

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