Sights & Attractions in San Juan

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Alcaldía
San Juan's city hall was built between 1602 and 1789. In 1841...
Government Buildings, Information Centers San Juan
 
Balneario de Carolina
When people discuss a "beautiful Isla Verde beach," this is the...
Beaches San Juan
 
Balneario El Escambrón
In Puerta de Tierra, this government-run beach has a patch of...
Beaches San Juan
 
Capilla del Cristo
According to legend, in 1753 a young horseman named Baltazar...
Religious Sites San Juan
 
Casa Blanca
The original structure on this site was a wooden house built...
Houses / Mansions San Juan
 
Casa de Ramón Power y Giralt
The restored home of 18th-century naval hero Don Ramón Power...
Museums / Galleries San Juan
 
Castillo San Cristóbal
This huge stone fortress, built between 1634 and 1790, guarded...
Military Sites San Juan
 
Castillo San Felipe del Morro
At the northwestern tip of the Old City is El Morro ("the promontory")...
Military Sites San Juan
 
Catedral de San Juan Bautista
The Catholic shrine of Puerto Rico had humble beginnings in the...
Religious Sites San Juan
 
El Capitolio
The white-marble Capitol, a fine example of Italian Renaissance...
Government Buildings San Juan
 
Fortín San Gerónimo del Boquerón
At the eastern tip of Puerta de Tierra, this tiny fort is perched...
Military Sites San Juan
 
Galería Nacional
Built by Dominican friars in 1523, this convent—the oldest in...
Educational Institutions San Juan
 
Iglesia de San José
With its vaulted ceilings, this little church is a splendid example...
Religious Sites San Juan
 
Jardín Botánico
This 75-acre forest of more than 200 species of tropical and...
Gardens / Arboretums San Juan
 
La Fortaleza
Sitting atop the fortified city walls overlooking the harbor...
Military Sites, Government Buildings San Juan
 
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico
This Georgian-style structure, once a public school, displays...
Museums / Galleries San Juan
 
Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico
One of the biggest museums in the Caribbean, this beautiful neoclassical...
Museums / Galleries San Juan
 
Museo de Historia, Antropología y Arte
The Universidad de Puerto Rico's small Museum of History, Anthropology...
Museums / Galleries San Juan
 
Museo de las Américas
On the second floor of the imposing former military barracks...
Museums / Galleries San Juan
 
Museo de San Juan
A bustling marketplace in 1857, this handsome building now houses...
Museums / Galleries San Juan
 
Museo del Niño
This three-floor, hands-on "museum" is pure fun for kids. There...
Museums / Galleries San Juan
 
Museo Felisa Rincón de Gautier
This tiny but fascinating museum honors Felisa Rincón de Gautier...
Museums / Galleries San Juan
 
Museo la Casa del Libro
Dedicated to the artistry of the printed word, this museum counts...
Museums / Galleries San Juan
 
Parque de las Palomas
Never have birds had it so good. The small, shaded park bordering...
Parks San Juan
 
Paseo de la Princesa
Built in the mid-nineteenth century to honor the Spanish princess...
Squares San Juan
 
Playa de Ocean Park
The residential neighborhood east of Condado and west of Isla...
Beaches San Juan
 
Playa del Condado
East of Old San Juan and west of Ocean Park, this long, wide...
Beaches San Juan
 
Plaza de Armas
The Old City's original main square was once used as military...
Squares San Juan
 
Plaza de Colón
The tallest statue of Christopher Columbus in the Americas stands...
Squares San Juan
 
Plaza del Mercado
Though mostly overlooked by tourists, the Plaza del Mercado is...
Squares San Juan
 
Plazuela de la Rogativa
According to legend, the British, while laying siege to the city...
Squares San Juan
 
Puerta de San Juan
Dating back to 1520, this was one of the five original entrances...
Archaeological Sites San Juan
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