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Church of Porta Coeli

San German, 00683, Puerto Rico
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This church is well maintained and preserves the history of the area. There are good views of the... read more

Reviewed 9 May 2017
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Oldest Church in the Caribbean over 500 years old

Excellent learning experience. Not always open. Should call the municipality of San German before... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2017
San German, Puerto Rico
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Built by Dominican monks in 1606, this “Gate of Heaven” served as a town jail in the 19th century, and is now a small museum displaying carved wooden religious figures.
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San German, 00683, Puerto Rico

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Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

This church is well maintained and preserves the history of the area. There are good views of the local architecture.

Thank LBsta
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Excellent learning experience. Not always open. Should call the municipality of San German before traveling to the church so that you don't waste your trip and find it close.

Thank adolfoa904
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

This is a really lovely church that was turned into a small museum. It's not very big and won't take much time to get through but the building is lovely and the history is interesting. There's a little plaza right across the street where you...More

1  Thank Gina M
Reviewed 18 October 2016

this use to be a church years ago. now it is a musuem, it has beautiful things inside..they have many religious statues and pictures of the way the church use to be

1  Thank jeanettemadonia
Reviewed 10 September 2016

This small piece of heaven located in the city of San German is a wonderful historic stop in your journey thru Puerto Rico. This place is small but is HUGE in history. Built by the Monks this place has also a hidden story. It is...More

1  Thank johnnytuba
Reviewed 4 September 2016

If you are close to this lovely attraction, please go there. a lot of catholic history, its on of the oldest church in America, now is a museum

1  Thank Felix V
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

I appreciated it. I recommend it if you have some free time to spend because it's so far than San Juan. It's a quiet place and good for relax with couple or family.

1  Thank zica z
Reviewed 12 October 2015

Day trip to southern part of the island to visit this iconic church Porta Coeli ("Gateway to Heaven") Convent church, In 1609, the Dominican Order built the Convento de Porta Coeli at the crest of a hill in what is now San Germán Historic District.

1  Thank JoseManuel2014
Reviewed 27 August 2015

Very well kept! The attendant very knowledgeable and friendly. Lot of history. Beautiful and peaceful place.

Thank Norma O
Reviewed 18 May 2015

Very nice religious figures museum. A good taste of one of the oldest structures in America and in Puerto Rico. Good view of the town center.

1  Thank Angel R
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