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Old San Juan
Puerto Rico 00901
Tel: 787 722 0861
Concierge.com's insider take:
The trompe l'oeil painting lining the inside of the dome makes the Catedral de San Juan Bautista worth a peek: Clever use of perspective makes the roof look twice as big as it really is. The cathedral is also home to the tomb of the Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León. There's been a church on this site since 1520, but one of the region's savage storms blew away the original thatch-roofed building. It was replaced in 1540 by this sturdier structure, one of the prettiest houses of worship on the islandand one of the oldest churches in the Western Hemisphere.
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