Catedral Metropolitana Basilica de San Juan Bautista, San Juan

Pay a visit to one of the oldest churches in the Americas, Catedral Metropolitana Basilica de San Juan Bautista. Constructed in the early 16th century, the building was restored numerous times over the centuries. The small but charming building features a 19th-century Neoclassical facade, but its main claim to fame is the tomb of Juan Ponce de Leon, Spanish explorer, conquistador, and the first governor of Puerto Rico. Put Catedral Metropolitana Basilica de San Juan Bautista on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our San Juan route planning website .
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  • This 16th century old cathedral is the 2nd oldest in the western hemisphere, oldest on US soil. The artwork of the time throughout the cathedral is just incredible and the worship areas are idyllic...  more »
  • We attended Mass at the Basilica. The people and priest were all warm and welcoming. The structure, however, is badly damaged and in need of repairs. It is lovely just the same.  more »
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  • SAN JUAN is totally one of my favorites. I am.a stick and move kind of travel. I go once....and that's that for me...but not San Juan PR. I keep finding my way back again and again. Its NY with Palm trees and turquoise water... I just love it!! The Traveling New Yorker
  • Beautiful! Just mesmerizing! A + is that people/visitors are respectful...and keep it pretty quiet. Great for a nice walkthrough and some pictures. The little shop on the side of the Cathedral has little tokens to take with you and the staff there were extremely friendly!
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