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San Juan Cathedral (Catedral de San Juan Bautista)
San Juan Cathedral (Catedral de San Juan Bautista)

San Juan Cathedral (Catedral de San Juan Bautista)

Free admission
151 Calle Del Cristo, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 00902

The Basics

Experience a traditional Catholic Mass or, when no service is being conducted, wander the nave free of charge, gaze at the huge stained glass windows, and take in the construction of the oldest church on US soil. Among its artifacts are the wax-covered mummy of 1st-century martyr St. Pius and the tomb of Ponce de León, notorious Spanish conquistador and the first governor of Puerto Rico. Guided walking tours of Old San Juan typically include a stop at the church.

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Flavors of Old San Juan Food Tour
Flavors of Old San Juan Food Tour
$147.00 per adult
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You'll love this tour
I loved this tour. Every stop had great food. Our guide was the best and knew the culture and history of PR very well. The coffee shop he took is to was awesome.. for a non coffee drinker.
kristen_l, Jul 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in San Juan

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Awesome
Lorena_P, May 2022
Flavors of Old San Juan Food Tour
My experience was very nice and relaxing! It was very clean and the pool was amazing. Definitely recommend! I will be back.
star-5
Very Enlightening Tour
Tony_S, Jul 2022
Sunset Walking Tour in the Historic Old San Juan
Antonio was a great guide! I enjoyed how he shared the local history and the ability to answer numerous questions with class.
star-5
Fun!!!
Moniquw_C, Jul 2022
Flavors of Old San Juan Food Tour
Must do tour. Family friendly and our guide was amazing!! The food was great as well. The walking was just enough for those who may struggle a bit.
star-5
Wonderful tour of beautiful Old Town!
JenniferP, Jun 2022
Old San Juan Walking Tour
Our family loved this tour! David did a great job of pacing the tour well and covering all of the major spots. Some beautiful picture opportunities as well! Loved hearing about the history of the city. A great way to get oriented for your time in Puerto Rico!
star-5
Wonderful walking tour
Kristina_B, Jun 2022
Old San Juan Walking Tour
A wonderful trip! The guide was knowledgeable and we learned so much. It was a fantastic introduction to Old San Juan!
star-5
Jorge was great
Anonymous, Jun 2022
Sunset Walking Tour in the Historic Old San Juan
Jorge was great! My kids and I loved the tour and absolutely recommend it. The late afternoon start time also made the weather more comfortable
star-5
Jesus turned water into Mojitos!
Tracy_G, Jun 2022
Flavors of Old San Juan Food Tour
We had a wonderful time! Jesus was so knowledgeable and fun! The kids had a blast making mofongo and both decided that they did, indeed, like coffee. We went as a family, mom, dad, two teens and all of us really enjoyed it immensely. And the food! So. Much. Food. And it was all delicious! Thank you for a great experience!
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Ok
Awilda_C, Jun 2022
Flavors of Old San Juan Food Tour
The guide was great , but the places visited were just ok. Last time we did this tour the places visited and better and a real drink included Not sure will do a third visit
star-5
Wonderful
Erica_S, Jun 2022
Flavors of Old San Juan Food Tour
This was such a fun experience. Walked around learning about Old San Juan and admiring the beautiful architecture while stopping along the way to enjoy some delicious food. Yoli, our guide, was kind and knowledgeable and made it extra fun.
star-5
We highly recommend this...
Eric_J, Jun 2022
Old San Juan Walking Tour
We highly recommend this tour. Our guide was knowledgeable and extremely welcoming. He gave us great information about the city and also recommendations of places to eat/visit. This tour also really helped when we visited on our own to find our way. Thank you!
star-5
Highly recommended!
kriselle_m, Jun 2022
Sunset Walking Tour in the Historic Old San Juan
Very informative, we learned a lot about the culture and history of puerto rico in just 2 hrs. The tour guides are very knowledgeable and recommended places to eat and hang out in San juan.
star-5
Delicious and fun
Keith_F, Jun 2022
Flavors of Old San Juan Food Tour
We had a very energetic and informative guide (Mr. Mustache)- and he made this not only a delicious but a very interesting tour of Old San Juan and the tasty foods.
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • Entrance to San Juan Cathedral is free though donations are accepted.

  • The church offers visitors a peaceful place to cool off and get away from the busyness of San Juan.

  • The cathedral is currently the seat of Puerto Rico’s archdiocese and home to the Archbishop of San Juan.

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How to Get There

San Juan Cathedral is located at 151 Calle del Cristo, across from El Convento Hotel and close to the San Juan Gate. Old San Juan offers a free trolley system with three different routes that include stops at top attractions such as the cathedral, allowing you to hop on and off where desired.

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Trip ideas

How to Spend 2 Days in San Juan

How to Spend 2 Days in San Juan


When to Get There

Mass takes place Sundays at 9am and 11am and weekdays at 7:25am and 12:15pm. If you’re traveling to Puerto Rico during the holiday season, you can attend Misa de Gallo, the Roman Catholic Mass that is celebrated before midnight on Christmas Eve. At San Juan Cathedral, watch enactments of the Nativity scene and see the festive decorations.

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The Tomb of Ponce de León

On his search to discover the elusive Fountain of Youth, Ponce de León landed at a place he called Florida and later conquered Puerto Rico, eventually being appointed governor of the island in 1509. His original resting place was Iglesia de San Jose, but in the early 1900s he was transferred to San Juan Cathedral, where his body lies in a marble tomb near the transept.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What are the nearest attractions to San Juan Cathedral (Catedral de San Juan Bautista)?
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Attractions near San Juan Cathedral (Catedral de San Juan Bautista):
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What else should I know about attractions in San Juan?
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As well as visiting the San Juan Cathedral (Catedral de San Juan Bautista), check out these trip ideas to make the most of your visit: