Gruta De San Juan Bautista, Maricao

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Monument · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
The Iglesia de San Juan Bautista in Maricao, Puerto Rico is a church built during 1890-c.1898. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.
Its facade, facing onto the plaza of Maricao, is dominated by a three-level square bell tower, whose first level is a portico and which is capped by a pyramidal concrete roof. Its exterior has Gothic-style pointed arches; its interior has more traditional rounded arches. It has a nave and two aisles. The church's original roof was replaced in 1965 by a metal joist structure supporting corrugated asbestos sheets.
It was designed by engineer Jeronimo Jiminez Coranado.
It is one of 31 churches reviewed for listing on the National Register in 1984.
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  • This is a peaceful spot in an isolated town. We drove up from Cabo Rojo via a very narrow and extremely curvy mountain road. The town is charming, and the views breathtaking, but the drive can be...  more »
  • Relive the baptism of Jesus in this wonderful landscape. It has not only the recreation of the baptism of the Lord, but also lots of nature, a calm ambience and a path to walk in order to get to the.....  more »
  • The site was beautiful, clean and perfect for that wonderful picture and if you are religious is a peaceful place for lift up prayers.
  • A really good place, excelent for Christian spiritual people.

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