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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  • Our group of ten, various ages and faiths, stopped here on a walking tour of old San Juan. It was a favorite. Huge old cathedral open to the public. Amazing to walk through. There's a lot of...  more »
  • 2021 marks the 150 anniversary and the inside is amazing. Several smaller chapels inside for quiet reflection. Check out the painted ceiling.  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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