San Juan Cathedral, San Juan

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  • Address: 151 Calle del Cristo, San Juan, 00902, Puerto Rico.
  • Timings: 08:30 am - 04:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-7877220861
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Religious Site, Historical Site, Tourist Center, Family And Kids, Cathedral
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About San Juan Cathedral, San Juan

Also known as Catedral de San Juan Bautista, it is second oldest Cathedral in the Americas. Commissioned to be built in 1521 it was destroyed by a hurricane and later rebuilt and reshaped many times over to its current shape in 1917. It is believed by many to be Puerto Rico's greatest religious site. Being located tight next to the sea gate, the foreign dignitaries from the ancient times were led right to the cathedral first. The stained glass windows, the impressive facade, the overall Spanish catholic vibe to the cathedral is absolutely stunning and is a must to be experienced.

San Juan Cathedral Information

  • The great spanish conqueror Juan Ponce de Leon’s tomb is buried here.

How To reach San Juan Cathedral by Public Transport

  • Ask locals for direction. Drive or walk if possible.

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Things to Know Before Visiting San Juan Cathedral

  • 41.68% of people who visit San Juan include San Juan Cathedral in their plan

  • 42.47% of people start their San Juan Cathedral visit around 11 AM - 12 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see San Juan Cathedral

Tuesday, Friday and Saturday

51.94% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting San Juan Cathedral

People normally club together San Juan National Historic Site and Paseo De La Princesa while planning their visit to San Juan Cathedral.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

San Juan Cathedral, San Juan Reviews

  • Amazing 1540 church. Oldest cathedral in this part of world. Still an active church. Tomb of Juan Ponce de Leon inside. How cool is that.

  • 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.

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