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

Those wishing to visit Cathedral of San Juan Bautista may choose to book their trip in Old San Juan, as visitors to this area of Puerto Rico will be excited to have easy site access for the duration of their trip. There is a decent amount of lodgings in the region 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 -- --
The Gallery Inn Hotel 0.2 mi. (0.3 km) NNE
Sj Suites Hotel Hotel 0.2 mi. (0.2 km) E

Location and What's Nearby

Outdoor activities like golfing and taking to the water will also be found easily in the surrounding areas. Guests who enjoy testing their talents around the green, can do so at the most convenient golfing option, which is Fort Buchanan Golf Club. If you don't take a whole lot of pride in your golf game, additional outdoor opportunities can still be found at Escambrion Beach, one of the closest beaches to this landmark. And, multiple outdoor attractions are located in the vicinity. You will find additional indoor attractions in this general vicinity. You'll find a pair of attractions -Casa De Los Dos Zaguanes and Plaza Felisa Rincon De Gautier- each of them found not far from the historic site.


Operating Hours

The opening and closing hours for Cathedral of San Juan Bautista are not readily available, meaning that your group's best chance at success is calling before you leave to make certain the building will be open for business during the time you plan to head over.


Arrive at this attraction with plans to hand over the price of admission, which your group can nail down by calling beforehand.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (787) 725-5550

Location: Luna Street, San Juan, Puerto Rico


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