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1 Calle San Sebastián, San Juan, 00926, Puerto Rico
Explore the first military structure built on the island and one of the oldest monuments in San Juan. Here at Casa Blanca, in the Ponce de Leon family's "white house," you can learn about the history of Puerto Rico's founding family.
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151 Calle del Cristo, San Juan, 00902, Puerto Rico
Inside this 16th-century church, last renovated in 1917, you'll find yourself wanting to snap detailed shots of the intricate scenes drawn in stained glass. Search for the tomb of Spanish explorer Ponce de Leon, the shrine to Blessed Carlos Manuel...
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Calle Cementerio, San Juan, 00926, Puerto Rico
San Juan Cemetery lies on the coast adjacent to El Morro (San Juan's beloved fort) and nestled in the district La Perla, a rougher part of town. Its statues and tombs make it as beautiful as a New Orleans cemetery. Exiting El Morro, head down the...
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San Francisco, San Juan, 00916, Puerto Rico
The Castillo de San Cristóbal is a Spanish fort in San Juan. Built by Spain to protect against land-based attacks, it is now part of the San Juan National Historic Site.
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501 Calle Norzagaray, San Juan, 00901, Puerto Rico
Almost 500 years old, El Morro defended the bay of San Juan from the English, the Dutch, and everybody else.
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If the exterior isn't enough to entice you to step inside El Capitolio, the interior will definitely make you stay to admire the intricate details and the history etched on every wall. From marble walls and staircases to mosaic ceilings, there is...
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202 Calle San José, San Juan, 00901, Puerto Rico
Puerto Rican plazas are laid-back gathering spaces where locals buy snacks, watch shows, play dominoes, and chat with friends. Take a seat on a bench to give your feet a break and soak up some of the everyday comings and goings. At the Plaza de...
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299 Avenida José de Diego, San Juan, 00909, Puerto Rico
Arts in Puerto Rico range from lavish recitals to paintings of humble local scenes. The Luis A. Ferré Fine Arts Center in San Juan puts on various performances, including theater, concerts, ballet, and opera. The center itself is a work of art,...
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Calle Beneficencia, San Juan, 00926, Puerto Rico
Old San Juan's museums offer exhibits of works by Hispanic artists that showcase the island's history. These little museums provide a lovely alternative when you need a break from the beach.
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Edmundo B Fernández Inc, PR-5, Bayamón, 00961, Puerto Rico
Much of what made Barrilito special back when it got its start in 1804 still applies today. The rum is still produced at the Santa Ana Plantation in Bayamon, in the same buildings, using the same tried-and-tested techniques right down to the...