Cathedral de San Juan



Address:

Calle de Cristo 153
00901 San Juan, Puerto Rico

Neighborhood:

Old San Juan

Contact:

tel: +1 787 722 0861

Strenuousness:

No Sweat

Description:

The Catedral de San Juan is considered a 'Minor Basilica' by the Vatican in Rome. It is located on Calle del Cristo, facing the plaza that's right next to the Convento Hotel. The cathedral's construction began in 1592 after the original building, built in 1521, was destroyed by a hurricane. The design of the cathedral was inspired in Gothic architecture. The vaulted tower, ceilings and its circular staircase are all original elements that can still be seen. The remains of Puerto Rico's first governor, Juan Ponce de León are interred here.


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