Fort San Cristóbal

Castillo San Cristobal

Fort San Cristóbal, known as the “Gibraltar of the Caribbean,” is located on the eastern side of Old San Juan. Construction on the fort began in 1634 and took over a century to complete. It is one of the largest Spanish forts ever built and the strongest in the Americas. …

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Museums

Museum - Museo de Artes Plásticas

The rich heritage of Puerto Rico is obvious in the multiple museums that wind around San Juan. From contemporary Latin American to classic, pieces by local and international artists bring the story of the country to life. Regardless of your personal preference in art, you will be delighted in the …

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El Capitolio

El Capitolio

San Juan is the capital of Puerto Rico and the capitol building, called El Capitolio, is located in Old San Juan.  The idea for it’s construction came from the Commissioner of Puerto Rico, Luis Muñoz Rivera in 1907. Rivera was a proponent for Puerto Rican autonomy. He began planning it as …

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A Walk Along Paseo de la Princesa

Paseo de la Princesa

Paseo de la Princesa, constructed in 1853, is a lovely promenade that skirts the curved old city walls on the southern side of Old San Juan. No trip to San Juan is complete without a stroll along the esplanade. Paseo de la Princesa means “Walkway of the Princess”. It gets its name …

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