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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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  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“old church” (58 reviews)
“stained glass” (23 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 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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 5 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Beautifully restored relic! It's the second oldest church in North and South America! The peace in this church is palpable. A MUST SEE!

Thank runrchck83
Reviewed 10 August 2017

During our day trip into Old San Juan we were walking through the streets and came upon the Cathedral. It was the middle of the day but there was a service going on in a smaller section off of the main cathedral. The doors were...More

Thank arroyorn
Reviewed 7 August 2017

The cathedral was unique because of its age and the fact that its still in operation. It is not as well maintained as other historical Cathedral's Ive visited, but it was free. We did not see an option to get a tour with some type...More

Thank Elizabeth B
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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