Catedral de San Juan Bautista
Details detail detailsWhile in the area of Old San Juan stop by this church and check out the interior details. The details and beauty of the stations of prayer and ceiling are a must see.
Touring the Second-Oldest Cathedral in the Western Hemisphere
Search for the tomb of Spanish explorer Ponce de Leon, the shrine to Blessed Carlos Manuel Rodríguez Santiago (the first Puerto Rican to be beatified), and the somewhat unsettling St. Pio, whose mummified remains are housed in a glass box inside the cathedral.
Cathedral of San Juan Bautista
Dating to 1521, the Cathedral of San Juan Bautista isn't just one of the oldest buildings in San Juan—it’s the second-oldest cathedral in all of the Americas. Go inside to see the tomb of Spanish explorer Ponce de León, who founded the first settlement on Puerto Rico and in 1509 was named the island's first governor. The remains of St. Pio, a Roman martyr, can also be seen in the cathedral—the saint's mummy has been displayed here in a glass box since 1862.