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Old San Juan

Old San Juan

This area, encompassing about seven blocks, dates back about 500 years to the Spanish occupation when it served as a military stronghold that even withstood Sir Francis Drake's armies....

Fort San Felipe del Morro

Fort San Felipe del Morro

The mighty six-level fortress of San Felipe del Morro, built in 1540, towers 140 feet (43m) above the sea on San Juan Bay, its 18-foot thick (5m) walls having proved a worthy defence...

La Fortaleza

La Fortaleza

The Fortaleza was built in 1540 as a fortress to guard the entrance to the San Juan harbour, but later became the official Governor's residence. During succeeding centuries the original structure...

Saint John the Baptist Cathedral

Saint John the Baptist Cathedral

San Juan's Cathedral was originally built in 1521 by Puerto Rico's first Spanish bishop as a thatched wooden church, but was destroyed in a hurricane in 1526. The current medieval structure, built...

La Casa Blanca

La Casa Blanca

The family of Puerto Rico's first governor, Ponce de Leon, built the historic homestead of Casa Blanca in 1523 and then went on to inhabit it for 250 years. It was subsequently taken over by...

Casa del Libro

Casa del Libro

The 18th-century mansion known as Casa del Libro houses a vast collection of rare sketches, illustrations, ancient manuscripts and books, some dating from before the 16th century. The museum's...

University of Puerto Rico Campus

University of Puerto Rico Campus

The University of Puerto Rico campus in the Rio Piedras offers several attractions for visitors and non-students. The Museum of History, Anthropology and Art contains archaeological and historical...

Museo de Arte

Museo de Arte

Puerto Rico's showcase art gallery opened just a few years ago at a cost of millions of dollars. The gallery is housed in a former city hospital in Santurce and offers a permanent and...

Arecibo Ionospheric Observatory

Arecibo Ionospheric Observatory

America's ears and eyes are focused on the stars from the island of Puerto Rico. In the northwest mountains of the island, about 90 minutes drive west of San Juan, among the Karst Country hills,...

Luis Mu?得z Rivera Park

Luis Mu?得z Rivera Park

Named in honour of Puerto Rican statesman Luis Mu?得z Rivera, and featuring plenty of wide open space, picnic areas, walkways and even a small children's playground, the Luis Mu?得z Rivera Park...

Camuy River Cave Park

Camuy River Cave Park

Children will feel like they are in an Indiana Jones movie when they visit the magnificent (Camuy River Cave Park), a large network of natural limestone caves and waterways which can be explored...

Museo del Ni?得 (Children's Museum)

Museo del Ni?得 (Children's Museum)

San Juan's Museo del Nino (Children's Museum) is housed in a gorgeous 300-year-old building directly across from the city's cathedral. Started at the turn of the 21st century by a group...

Casa Bacardi Visitor Centre

Casa Bacardi Visitor Centre

Undoubtedly one of the top tourist attractions in Puerto Rico, a trip to the Casa Bacardi Visitor Centre is a must for travellers to San Juan. Following their exile from Cuba in the 1950s, the...

Isla Verde

Isla Verde

Isla Verde ('Green Island') is San Juan's hippest area, and home to many of its best beach resorts and upmarket hotels. The area's name is inspired by the colour of the water in its bay: a...

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