Sights & Attractions in San Juan


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San Juan's city hall was built between 1602 and 1789. In 1841...
Government Buildings, Information Centers San Juan
Capilla del Cristo
According to legend, in 1753 a young horseman named Baltazar...
Religious Sites San Juan
Casa de Ramón Power y Giralt
The restored home of 18th-century naval hero Don Ramón Power...
Museums / Galleries 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 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
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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