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Came here years ago. It's under renovation. There were some rumors about closing the church but is... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2016
Fayetteville, North Carolina
via mobile
Under restoration

From what you can see of it it looks like a nice old church but they aren't doing some major... read more

Reviewed 20 March 2016
Bernardo F
New York City, New York
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21 Dec 2017
“Still closed ”
2 May 2017
“under renovation”
Built in the early 17th century, this is the second oldest church in the Western Hemisphere.
Calle del Cristo | Plaza de San José, San Juan, Puerto Rico
+1 787-725-7501
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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

After the hurricanes of 2017 (Maria and Irma), the site is still closed. The Plaza to the southwest of the church contains the statue of Ponce de Leon which stands surrounded by shade trees and benches for resting and cooling off.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank marshaw732
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Currently under renovation, we were told it is open a couple days a month to view and went on one of those days however it was still not open. wander by and see if its open do not expect it to be.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Christopher F
Reviewed 12 November 2016

Even though it's old it's beautiful inside. the statues are almost life size and you can feel the history behind everything that is in there. Will go again and stay longer next time.

Date of experience: November 2016
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Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Came here years ago. It's under renovation. There were some rumors about closing the church but is still alive and getting better

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank samuel8248
Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

From what you can see of it it looks like a nice old church but they aren't doing some major renovation on it. Lots of scaffolding. I think it will be a long project.

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Bernardo F
Reviewed 21 December 2015 via mobile

This landmark church is going through a multi-million dollar restoration and is closed to the public. It's still looks gorgeous from the outside and is one of my favorite sites in the old city. It was hit by a canon ball during a battle in...More

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank Traviata5013
Reviewed 11 September 2015

Historic Old San Juan, reminds of old Spanish and Portuguese towns. Terrific location for sightseeing and or course shopping. Will return to Puerto Rico.

Date of experience: April 2015
Thank John C
Reviewed 6 January 2015

The second oldest church in the New World was built by the Dominican friars in 1521 at the top of the hill when the city of San Juan moved over to the little island of San Juan. Presently closed for renovations it is opened for...More

Date of experience: December 2014
1  Thank goldenheron
Reviewed 14 October 2014

We unfortunately missed the toombs downstairs as the Cathedrial was closed on the day we happened across it. We found this place while walking between the two forts in Old San Juan. The Ponce de Leon statue is not far away.

Date of experience: February 2014
1  Thank Saskheat
Reviewed 8 November 2012

We went for a weeks vacation, Aug 14-20, Aug 15 is Holy Day of obligation, so we entered thru the street entrance, to this beautiful white structure. i took a 10,12,14,16 kids and they sat in amazement. we stayed for the mass, then as we...More

Date of experience: August 2012
2  Thank lisa s
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