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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  • This is a nice, very small church with a mix of the very old, and the very new. Go into the little chapel at the back and see how it was before any restoration takes place.  more »
  • Near the cruise ship terminal is a historic area of San Juan, from the Terminal on foot 15 minutes Cathedral and walk towards the West, was dedicated to St. John baptized persons there. Community building is a large, easy to find should be. With decoration and stained-glass Windows is limited compared to what can be found in Europe is a major Roman Catholic churches, is not powerful. However, there are some impressive stained-glass windows of the Madonna and child, St. Pius,. Small square opposite the Basilica of La Rogativa statue group. Puerto Rico (province) and San Juan (City) and the commemorating the Baptist throughout the island, originally named the named San Juan Harbor named Puerto Rico (rich port) and it's so. However during the production of the map name is written to reverse, in Puerto Rico throughout the island, as the current capital city has become San Juan says. Famous fortress district called El Morro from the Basilica is and the journey takes about 10 minutes on foot.
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  • Walking around we came to this beautiful Cathedral. Inside they have beautiful artwork and stained glass windows. Inside they also have some beautiful side chapels. The place was damaged by the hurric...  more »
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  • This place is beautiful, the stain glass windows are so vibrant. Everything from the floor to the ceiling is completely decorated with a huge amount of attention to detail. Its really not like anything else you will see in San Juan, if you are visiting old town stop here and take a look.
  • Beautiful church with nice public square in front. Outside doesnt look that impressive but inside has great detail.
  • Beautiful church to visit if you're ever in San Juan! It looks like it has so much history here it's honestly beautiful
  • It is amazing to see something still around from almost 500 years ago. The detail and intricacy of the decorations is beautiful. People do not spend the time or money to do things like this anymore. If you appreciate history and architecture you will love this cathedral.
  • Even after the recent hurricane this amazing cathedral doesn’t show its hundreds of years of age. Well worth a visit, and the cantor’s voice fills this beautiful architecture.
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