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Cathedral of San Juan Bautista

153 Calle Crisantemo | Old San Juan, San Juan 00927-6311, Puerto Rico
+1 787-722-0861
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Built in 1540 and the site where the body of Ponce de Leon is entombed, the the Catedral de San Juan is an authentic and rare New World example of medieval architecture.
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  • Average12%
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“old church” (58 reviews)
“stained glass” (25 reviews)
“nice church” (18 reviews)
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153 Calle Crisantemo | Old San Juan, San Juan 00927-6311, Puerto Rico
+1 787-722-0861
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Really beautiful. Doens't compare to the ones in Europe, but a must see while in Old San Juan. Don't forget to stop here.

Thank ATravelGirl2013
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can’t imagine how beautiful this church is. My parents were married here in 1944. Stepping foot in the church your parents got married in is beautiful. God bless everyone

Thank Scubaed_2000
Reviewed 11 October 2017

So much history here. A must see if you are in Puerto Rico. Be sure to bring your camera and take your time while walking through. You will not want to miss anything.

Thank SunflowerDame
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

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.

Reviewed 6 September 2017

This is a great stop after done visiting the City Gate. When you leave the gate, just head right up the street and you will see the church. It has great history and there are guys selling ice cream out front. Great addition to your...More

Thank BabelFish
Reviewed 31 August 2017

The Cathedral of San Juan Bautista is amazing. Jaun Ponce de Leon is buried here! For hundreds of years, travelers, would walk through the city gate to this church to thank god for their safe passage. The cathedral is in need of repair, but it...More

Thank Janet_and_Jerry
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Even if you are not religious, the cathedral is beautiful. I am so glad I saw it. The doors are open to anyone who wants to go inside. If you are in Old San Juan, definitely put this on your list of must see places.

Thank Dacsmom
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

What a beautiful Church with history. As a Catholic I was in awe of the statues and architecture. Such respect and attention to reverence made me feel very much in the presence of our Lord. Also, being the Americas second oldest Cathedral makes this a...More

Thank Brennen G
Reviewed 22 August 2017

The cathedral has the tomb of Ponce de León and one of the oldest buildings in San Juan. Very nice church.

Thank January M
Reviewed 17 August 2017

if you like the architecture of spsanish colonial times this is a unique gem excellent for photos the mass ceremony is very impressive

Thank Jose C
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31 March 2017|
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Response from StephanieR6655HD | Reviewed this property |
Contact the cathedral. There are English speaking ladies that can help you. My daughter's wedding was at 3 o'clock.
23 February 2017|
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Response from gjuarez2016 | Reviewed this property |
Masses are said in both Spanish and English at different times - call or email the Cathedral and they can give you the schedule for any particular day. The streets in Old San Juan are very small and there is virtually no... More