We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

San Jose Church

| Intersection of San Sebastian and Cristo Streets, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
Book In Advance
More Info
USD 66.00*
and up
Old San Juan Deluxe Walking Tour
More Info
USD 62.00*
and up
Walking Tour of Old San Juan
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Built in 1513, this architectural gem is the second oldest church in the New World, and a lovely example of Spanish Colonial architecture.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good22%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible11%
25 Mar 2016
“A must see ( when reconstruction is finished).”
15 Dec 2015
“Second oldest church in the western Hemisphere ”
| Intersection of San Sebastian and Cristo Streets, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
Write a Review
Reviews (9)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Reviewed 26 March 2016

This is the second olderst church in the Americas. Currently is under reconstruction, and probably, you won't be able to go inside. But if you have the chance to go inside it's quite and experience. It's going back to the 1500's, 1600's!

Thank Francisco V
Reviewed 15 December 2015 via mobile

If and when they ever get this gem of a church renovated it will be a treasure. Even in it's current state it can be enjoyed for its architectural design and construction.

Thank mariap1919
Reviewed 7 July 2014

Cozy place of worship and I feel like I am inside in of of the old churches in my home country, Philippines.

Thank Jannie1976
Reviewed 16 April 2014

This tiny edifice across from San José Plaza, at San Sebastian and Cristo streets, serves to remind that the population five centuries ago was miniscule, compared to today's teeming masses. This is not to be confused with San Juan Cathedral across from El Convento Hotel...More

4  Thank DeanMurphy2020
Reviewed 16 August 2013

San José Church is the second oldest church in the Americas (the Cathedral at Santo Domingo, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC is the oldest) and the oldest one under the US flag. It is an early example of gothic architecture in the Americas. The 16th century church, including...More

5  Thank MiguelLVargas
Reviewed 27 March 2013

Everything is hand carved and amazing work. I attend this church every week and they say Mass in English at 7:30. It's in a pleasent setting and there is parking.

3  Thank Francis G
Reviewed 20 March 2013

It's under renovation and mantainance, but it is beauty is endless. It's the second- oldest church in the Americas... It was build with a gothic style in 1532,

Thank Sonia0616
Reviewed 6 February 2013

It was a while back, but one of my fondest memories of Puerto Rico was this unique, charming, and welcoming Catholic church. We walked through the church when it was empty, and attended mass the Sunday morning before we left. A beautiful church and a...More

Thank Larry C
Reviewed 5 February 2013

Under restoration for years. Really a shame. IF they ever get it done it will be wonderful, but no date on the horizon.

1  Thank SanJuanExpert
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from San Jose Church staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines