1xbet - bahsegel - betboo - betebet - betpark - betpas - bets10 - betvole - celtabet - cratosslot - dinamobet - grandbetting - imajbet - jojobet - jokerbet - marsbahis - mobilbahis - perabet - restbet - sekabet - superbahis - tempobet - tipobet - vdcasino - vevobahis - youwin - casinovale - retrobet - betsmove - klasbahis - betasus - kalebet - casinoslot - sultanbet - ultrabet - betgaranti - betorder - aresbet - betkanyon - pasgol - ligobet - oslobet - avrupabet - atlasbet - hititbet - matadorbet - jestbahis - casino siteleri - kaçak bahis - kaçak iddaa - bahis siteleri - canlı bahis - illegal bahis - güvenilir bahis siteleri - deneme bonusu

bahis siteleri - cratosslot - betebet - güvenilir bahis siteleri - deneme bonusu - kaçak iddaa - deneme bonusu - supertotobet - matadorbet - matadorbet - deneme bonusu - supertotobet - vr etkinlik -

kralbet - kralbet - kralbet - betmoon

kaçak bahis - güvenilir bahis siteleri - illegal bahis

istanbul escort - anadolu yakası escort - çapa escort - şirinevler escort - avrupa yakası escort - şirinevler escort - halkalı escort - beylikdüzü escort - istanbul escort

hd porno - porno izle - porno -

avcılar escort - kayaşehir escort - beşiktaş escort - türbanlı escort - halkalı escort - taksim escort - escort bayan - istanbul escort - esenyurt escort - şirinevler escort - sakarya escort - muğla escort - istanbul escort - mersin escort - ankara escort - ankara escort

elazığ escort - van escort - gaziantep escort - ankara escort - mecidiyeköy escort - ümraniye escort - istanbul escort - beylikdüzü escort - esenyurt escort - ataşehir escort - şirinevler escort - https://vipescortss.com/

film izle - film izle - film izle - film izle - film izle - film izle - film izle - film izle - film izle - film izle - film izle - film izle - torrent - film izle - film izle -

online diyet - istanbul diyetisyen

instagram takipçi satın al - instagram takipçi satın al mobil ödeme - takipçi satın al

Puerto Rico Day Trips Travel Guide

Convento de Porta Coeli – The Second Oldest Church in PR

2/21- They are open!

Convento de Porta Coeli

If you are interested in religious art and old architecture, a visit to the Convento de Porta Coeli church in the town of San German is a must. Convento de Porta Coeli, the second oldest church in the "New World", was restored by the Institute of Puerto Rican Culture, and is now a museum called the Museo de Arte Religioso.

Located in the south-west part of Puerto Rico, San German is a bit off the beaten path, but it is a really neat town to visit. The historic district has loads of wonderful old buildings, and the primary church located on the town plaza is beautiful. If you’re visiting that part of the island, plan a little extra time to make a side-trip to San German.

Some History

Convento de Porta Coeli was originally built by Dominican monks built as a monastery in 1609. In 1692, the Friars added a little chapel. There were a few restorations throughout the ages. During the 18th century the convent and chapel were rebuilt, and the Porta Coeli church was constructed.

Convento de Porta Coeli

But time took its toll, the convent was abandoned, and eventually demolished. After a storm seriously damaged the church, it was sold in 1949 to the Puerto Rican government for safe-keeping.

Today, all that remains of the old convent is one ruined wall that is attached to the north side of the church. But the church is good as new, having been restored in 1960 by the Institute of Puerto Rican Culture (Insituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña). It is currently a museum of religious art, housing various paintings and wooden carvings from the 18th and 19th centuries. It was listed on the US National Register of Historic Places as Convento de Porta Coeli in 1976.

Inside the Church

Convento de Porta Coeli

The museum itself is not all that big, but they have a number of interesting pieces on display. The pews in the back part of the church were removed to make room for exhibits, while the front part was kept as as it was back in the day.

The religious art and statues that are on display are really beautiful. The original 18th century, carved, Baroque-style tableau (or altarpiece) is still there. There are some really unusual paintings and carvings from through out the 16th century up to current time. There are works from Spanish and Mexican, as well as Puerto Rica,n artisans are on display. They have informational placards about each piece, but the information is all in Spanish. We found the person at the door was able to answer our questions, in English. Photos are allowed inside, without flash.

Walk around town

Convento de Porta Coeli

Once you are done exploring museum, make sure you spend some time exploring other things in this town. There is lots of great historical architecture. Stop at the tourism office in the town hall for a map, and possible guided tour of the town.


Admission to the museum is $3 for adults, $2 for kids (under 11) and seniors (over 65).

The museum is open Wednesday- Sunday 8am-12n and 1p-4:00pm (closed 12-1 for lunch).

Allow about 1 hour to visit the museum.

You can call they museum at 787-892-5845 for more information.

You can visit the Insituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña web site for more information

There is metered street parking right next to the church. We also saw a public parking deck on the main street, just a few blocks from the town plaza.

Driving directions from Route 2 — Take Route 360 south into San German. The church is located on the corner of Calle Rama and Calle Santiago Veve.

We are in the process of updating the maps we use on our web site. While we're working on that, you can click on the GPS coordinates below to view the location on Google Maps ...

PuertoRicoDayTrips.com assumes no responsibility regarding your safety when participating in the activities described in this article. Please use common sense! If your mother or that little voice in your head tells you that you are about to do something stupid … then don't do it! Read more about Safety →

Comments & Discussion Leave a Comment »

There are 5 comments on this article. Add to the Discussion »

You would need to contact the Porta Coeli or ICP directly and ask them.

Comment by Gwenn on 30 Jun 2018

How much cost the laminated picture of the church

Comment by Glorivette on 30 Jun 2018

The town of San Germán is beautiful, great for taking pictures. Also, we discovered a nice Mexican restaurant overlooking Porta Coeli ("Porta Cheli") called Lupito's. They have a terrace on the second floor. They sell Jarritos and have a section on their menu for reinvented Puerto Rican recipes. My boyfriend can't stop raving about their yucca-stuffed, bacon-wrapped chicken breast with a tamarind reduction. I had a huge pork burrito- tasty and pretty spicy. A joint worth checking out if you're hungry after visiting the church.

Comment by Eps on 26 May 2014

Thanks- I will call and check.

Comment by Gwenn on 07 Apr 2013

Worth looking more into--I was at the church on Saturday, and it was closed. We were told there are new hours and it will now be open Mon-Fri only. Worth confirming/looking into.

Comment by Sue on 31 Mar 2013

Leave a Comment & Continue the Discussion

All fields are required.

Your email address will not be published.
More Info
Ads & Sponsors

Other Puerto Rico Resources …

Coqui's Hideaway Rainforest Villa in Rio Grande Located in the Foothills of El Yunque
San Juan Bus Map - learn about public transportation in the San Juan metro area

bahis siteleri - bonus veren siteler - deneme bonusu veren siteler - bahis siteleri