Iglesia del Espíritu Santo y San Patricio

Church in Loíza

At the northern end of Plaza de Loíza, the neoclassic Iglesia del Espíritu Santo y San Patricio stands proudly above the surrounding modest modern buildings. It dates from 1645 and takes its name from the patron saint of Ireland to honor Puerto Rico’s famous Irish mercenaries, who designed many of Old San Juan's fortifications. It is one of the oldest Catholic churches on the island.

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