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Church of Porta Coeli

San German, San German 00683, Puerto Rico
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Historical Church

This historical church brings me back to my younger years! This site was widely studied in primary... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
viajera_reston
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Reston, Virginia
Great history ! Like in a small village in Spain

This is a place that is really easy to get from the main road. The plaza in front of the church is... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2018
joselito1959
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Coral Gables, Florida
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Built by Dominican monks in 1606, this “Gate of Heaven” served as a town jail in the 19th century, and is now a small museum displaying carved wooden religious figures.
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  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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"religious museum"
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"historic sites"
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"small museum"
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"island history"
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"an english speaking guide"
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"puerto rico"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This historical church brings me back to my younger years! This site was widely studied in primary school in PR. It sits in the city center and it had great views.

Thank viajera_reston
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

This is a place that is really easy to get from the main road. The plaza in front of the church is really beautiful and simple . The small downtown surrounding the church is also very beautiful. Lots of history , the oldest church in...More

Thank joselito1959
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Reviewed 14 February 2018

Porta Coeli Church in San German, PR dates to 1606.founding city of cities, This church is the third oldest church in the caribbean area town in the southwestern mountains, full of restored homes and historic sites. Porta Coeli now a religious museum operated by the...More

Thank F6352IEjosem
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Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

It is a catholic museum where you learn about the oldest church in the Caribbean. There are a lot of statues of saints and other christian symbolics.

Thank Alex_mofoe
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Reviewed 1 August 2017

This place is so beautiful and peaceful so many historic parts of Puerto Rico and This one is a Good one when you're entering the City Hall to the Plaza area and this amazing Church has great stairs and a great view there are some...More

Thank Mitsubishi0075
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Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Great piece of Spanish/PR history. Is a small museum now. More than 400 years old, one of the oldest church in America. Great for pictures

Thank Samuel D
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Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

This church is well maintained and preserves the history of the area. There are good views of the local architecture.

Thank LBsta
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Reviewed 7 May 2017

Excellent learning experience. Not always open. Should call the municipality of San German before traveling to the church so that you don't waste your trip and find it close.

Thank adolfoa904
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Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

This is a really lovely church that was turned into a small museum. It's not very big and won't take much time to get through but the building is lovely and the history is interesting. There's a little plaza right across the street where you...More

1  Thank Gina M
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

this use to be a church years ago. now it is a musuem, it has beautiful things inside..they have many religious statues and pictures of the way the church use to be

1  Thank jeanettemadonia
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