San Juan CathedralCurrently Closed
- Address: 151 Calle del Cristo, San Juan, 00902, Puerto Rico.
- Timings: 08:30 am - 04:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-7877220861
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Religious Site, Historical Site, Tourist Center, Family And Kids, Cathedral
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.
- The great spanish conqueror Juan Ponce de Leon’s tomb is buried here.
- Ask locals for direction. Drive or walk if possible.
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54.42% of people who visit San Juan include San Juan Cathedral in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
33.33% of people start their San Juan Cathedral visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see San Juan Cathedral
72.41% of people prefer walking in order to reach San Juan Cathedral
Beautiful and inviting. Definitely a quick tourist stop with some rich history. Careful not to disturb those praying!
Even after the recent hurricane this amazing cathedral doesn’t show its hundreds of years of age. Well worth a visit, and the cantor’s voice fills this beautiful architecture.
Church was incredible. Such history. Worth the time to see.
The history of the first church of San Juan is great!
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.