Sightseeing: Cathedral of San Juan Bautista – Old San Juan

Cathedral of San Juan Bautista - sunset

All this talk of tanning and sunlight has got me thinking back to last winter’s Puerto Rico vacation.

One of the joys of staying at Old San Juan’s Hotel El Convento was its proximity to the Cathedral of San Juan Bautista, originally built in 1521 and the home of Ponce de Leon’s tomb. Before my visit I had a hard time getting a sense of the space–is it a tourist trap, or in mass all day… ?

I was happy to discover that, for a cathedral, it’s actually quite casual and often open. (It also provides beautiful relief from the humidity!) Here are some photos I took of the space, with more from the neighborhood over here.

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Cathedral of San Juan Bautista -  ceiling

Cathedral of San Juan Bautista - interior

Cathedral of San Juan Bautista -  dusk

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