San José Church

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The second oldest church in the Americas was established in 1532 under Spanish rule, and it highlights the Gothic architecture of the time. It was the resting place of Juan Ponce de León for 350 years, and it still bears his coat of arms. It remains the final resting place of José Campeche, one of Puerto Rico's most revered artists. Since 2003, the church has been under works for preservation, and it was named one of the US' most endangered sites due to its deterioration.

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