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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.
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
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
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.
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