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Address: Calle del Cristo | Plaza de San José, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Phone Number:
+1 787-725-7501

Built in the early 17th century, this is the second oldest church in the...

Built in the early 17th century, this is the second oldest church in the Western Hemisphere.

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Came here years ago. It's under renovation. There were some rumors about closing the church but is still alive and getting better

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 October 2016
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Corpus Christi, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Even though it's old it's beautiful inside. the statues are almost life size and you can feel the history behind everything that is in there. Will go again and stay longer next time.

Thank nbarnard2016
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412 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Came here years ago. It's under renovation. There were some rumors about closing the church but is still alive and getting better

Thank Samuel D
New York City, New York
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4,555 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 591 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

From what you can see of it it looks like a nice old church but they aren't doing some major renovation on it. Lots of scaffolding. I think it will be a long project.

Thank Bernardo F
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2015 via mobile

This landmark church is going through a multi-million dollar restoration and is closed to the public. It's still looks gorgeous from the outside and is one of my favorite sites in the old city. It was hit by a canon ball during a battle in the 19th century, weathered hurricanes and salt air so it needs a lot of tender... More 

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Houston, Texas, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

Historic Old San Juan, reminds of old Spanish and Portuguese towns. Terrific location for sightseeing and or course shopping. Will return to Puerto Rico.

Thank John C
Puerto Rico
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2015

The second oldest church in the New World was built by the Dominican friars in 1521 at the top of the hill when the city of San Juan moved over to the little island of San Juan. Presently closed for renovations it is opened for viewing a few times per month. Plaza San Jose adjoins it and are the center... More 

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Saskatoon,SK Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2014

We unfortunately missed the toombs downstairs as the Cathedrial was closed on the day we happened across it. We found this place while walking between the two forts in Old San Juan. The Ponce de Leon statue is not far away.

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2012

We went for a weeks vacation, Aug 14-20, Aug 15 is Holy Day of obligation, so we entered thru the street entrance, to this beautiful white structure. i took a 10,12,14,16 kids and they sat in amazement. we stayed for the mass, then as we were leaving we were given permission to see the tombs downstairs. it was just WOW!!.... More 

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