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Catedral Metropolitana Basilica de San Juan Bautista: Tours & Tickets

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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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151 Calle Del Santo Cristo, San Juan 00901-1521, Puerto Rico
+1 787-722-0861
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A must for history buffs. This historic landmark in the heart of the old city was built in 1521 to the likes of the Metropolitan Cathedral of Seville. The original structure of wood and straw was destroyed by the hurricane of 1526 and later ransacked...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Francis G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were in Old San Juan as a port stop on our Carnival Cruise. We left the port and started walking in the direction of the fort when we came upon the Basilica. So happy we stopped. The history is amazing and the architecture beautiful....More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 13 September 2019

This cathedral is beautiful and well kept inside and out. There were magnificent sculptures and antiques.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank reyindio
Reviewed 25 August 2019

Upon entering the cathedral you are immersed into another time. Looking at the fabulous stained glass beyond the alter to the individual inserts of the building, one sees plain, but, ornamental quaintness.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Royce N
Reviewed 17 August 2019

We love visiting the Catedral while in Old SanJuan. My wife usually get her Holly Water and light a candle. While we say a prayer. Hopefully they can renovate it soon.

Date of experience: August 2019
2  Thank Bori2
Reviewed 11 August 2019

I only stopped here quickly but it was breathtaking just the same. Its georgeous and historic. The locals say that Jennifer Lopez and Mark Anthony got married there. It sits across from a convent for nuns. You can imagine what life was like back then...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Mildred B
Reviewed 4 August 2019

This is such a beautiful cathedral and really should be visited. There is so much so see. So gorgeous.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Muriel S
Reviewed 18 July 2019

A lovely local church, still in active use. A marriage ceremony was occurring on the day of the visit. Special.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank DanaLosAngeles
Reviewed 15 July 2019

A beautiful Cathedral located in the heart of Old San Juan with a lot of history. Worth a stop and see while walking around in Old San Juan.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank REMitchell
Reviewed 15 July 2019

The famed Spanish explorer and first Governor of the island is entombed here...This is a classic old, church with much to see. The floors and high ceilings are stunning. All sorts of icons throughout the church. The 1st century mummy of a Roman martyr was...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank jlantern3
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11 April 2018|
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Response from georgecmeredith | Reviewed this property |
there are at least a dozen within 10 minutes but El Convento is right across the street maybe 1 minute or less.
30 March 2017|
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Response from roselynn919 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I'm not sure. I would call and make arrangements. The number to the church is 1-787-722-0861. Good luck and congrats.