Located inside Ponce 's grand Plaza Las Delicias, this is the seat of the local diocese. It was constructed during the ... More
Catedral de Nuestra Señora de la Guadalupe
Located inside Ponce 's grand Plaza Las Delicias, this is the seat of the local diocese. It was constructed during the 1920s and has a style that is strongly neo-Gothic. The main attraction at this church is its huge pipe organ, installed about six decades ago. The Virgen de la Guadalupe or Virgin of the Guadalupe, the patron saint of Puerto Rico and Mexico is honored here. This is a must-see during any walking or motor tour of the city of Ponce. Regularly scheduled Catholic services are held here.
When the Spanish came to the Americas, they began to spread their system of beliefs. Because of the fact that
various goddesses already enjoyed active cultures, the virgin quickly became the most popular Christian symbol here. According to the ...
The largest and most important Catholic church in the city is widely considered a masterpiece of Spanish Renaissance architecture. Construction
started in the 16th century and the interior belongs to this period. However, the main facade is the 18th ...
A fine example of 18th century Ecclesiastic architecture, the facade is full of columns, niches and other baroque embellishments, in
contrast to the asymmetry of the spires. Close to the sea and dominating one of the main squares within ...