Cathedral of San Juan Bautista

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The Cathedral is one of the oldest in the Americas, with construction started in 1521, less than thirty years after Christopher Columbus' first voyage. Since its final completion in 1529, mass has been held here and continues to be today. Even if you are not a Catholic, the cathedral is open to visitors to witness the grand construction and hear of the history of the building and San Juan.

Staying Close

Cathedral of San Juan Bautista is located in Old San Juan, which means guests staying in this part of Puerto Rico will be pleased to have easy site access for the duration of their trip. There is a reasonable selection of hotels around the area surrounding this historical site.

Hotels near Cathedral of San Juan Bautista
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Hotel El Convento Hotel 0.1 mi. (0.2 km) NW
Hotel Plaza de Armas Old San Juan Hotel 0.1 mi. (0.1 km) SE
Villa Herencia B & B 0.1 mi. (0.2 km) W
The Caleta Guesthouse Hotel 0.1 mi. (0.2 km) WSW
CasaBlanca Hotel Hotel -- --
Tree House in San Juan Hostel 0.1 mi. (0.2 km) N
The Gallery Inn Hotel 0.2 mi. (0.3 km) NNE

Location and What's Nearby

Island pastimes like hitting a few rounds of golf and heading to the beach are also enjoyed by many in the vicinity. Tourists with an interest in trying out their proficiency around the course, can do so at the most convenient golfing option, which is Fort Buchanan Golf Club. If you aren't a golfer, you might want to head over to Escambrion Beach, which is the closest coastline to visit. And, multiple outdoor attractions are available in the community. Historic site visitors will encounter a variety of other interesting places to get away from the sun in this general area. Without going too far, you can find another pair of attractions--Casa De Los Dos Zaguanes and Plaza Felisa Rincon De Gautier.


Operating Hours

The opening and closing hours for Cathedral of San Juan Bautista are not readily available, meaning your smartest chance at success is phoning beforehand to make certain the attraction is going to be open for business during the time you have decided to head over.


If you need to know the price of admission, dial up Cathedral of San Juan Bautista ahead of time to find out how much they charge, or if they do at all.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (787) 725-5550

Location: Luna Street, Old San Juan, Puerto Rico


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