Sights & Attractions in San Juan

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Name Category Location
 
Alcaldía
San Juan's city hall was built between 1602 and...
Government Buildings, Information Centers San Juan
 
Arecibo Observatory
Hidden among pine-covered hills, the Arecibo...
Observatories / Planetariums San Juan
 
Balneario de Carolina
When people discuss a "beautiful Isla Verde...
Beaches San Juan
 
Balneario El Escambrón
In Puerta de Tierra, this government-run beach...
Beaches San Juan
 
Capilla del Cristo
According to legend, in 1753 a young horseman...
Religious Sites San Juan
 
Casa Bacardí Visitor Center
Exiled from Cuba, the Bacardí family built a...
Wineries / Breweries, Information Centers San Juan
 
Casa Blanca
The original structure on this site was a wooden...
Museums / Galleries, Houses / Mansions, Historic Districts / Sites San Juan
 
Casa de Ramón Power y Giralt
The restored home of 18th-century naval hero Don...
Museums / Galleries San Juan
 
Castillo San Cristóbal
This huge stone fortress, built between 1634 and...
Parks, Military Sites, Historic Districts / Sites San Juan
 
Castillo San Felipe del Morro
At the northwestern tip of the Old City is El...
Military Sites San Juan
 
Catedral de San Juan Bautista
The Catholic shrine of Puerto Rico had humble...
Religious Sites San Juan
 
Cementerio Santa María Magdalena de Pazzis
One of Old San Juan's best-kept secrets, this...
Cemeteries San Juan
 
El Capitolio
The white-marble Capitol, a fine example of...
Government Buildings San Juan
 
Fortín San Gerónimo del Boquerón
At the eastern tip of Puerta de Tierra, this tiny...
Military Sites San Juan
 
Fundación Nacional Para la Cultura Popular
This nonprofit foundation serves many functions:...
Museums / Galleries San Juan
 
Iglesia de San José
With its vaulted ceilings, this little church...
Religious Sites San Juan
 
Jardín Botánico
This 75-acre forest of more than 200 species of...
Gardens / Arboretums San Juan
 
La Fortaleza
Sitting atop the fortified city walls overlooking...
Military Sites, Government Buildings San Juan
 
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico
This Georgian-style structure, once a public...
Museums / Galleries San Juan
 
Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico
One of the biggest museums in the Caribbean, this...
Museums / Galleries San Juan
 
Museo de Historia, Antropología y Arte
The Universidad de Puerto Rico's small Museum of...
Museums / Galleries San Juan
 
Museo de las Américas
On the second floor of the imposing former...
Museums / Galleries San Juan
 
Museo de San Juan
A bustling marketplace in 1857, this handsome...
Museums / Galleries San Juan
 
Museo del Niño
This three-floor, hands-on "museum" is pure fun...
Museums / Galleries San Juan
 
Museo Felisa Rincón de Gautier
This tiny but fascinating museum honors Felisa...
Museums / Galleries San Juan
 
Museo la Casa del Libro
Dedicated to the artistry of the printed word,...
Museums / Galleries San Juan
 
Parque de las Palomas
The small, shaded park bordering Old San Juan's...
Parks San Juan
 
Parque Histórico Juan Ponce de León (Ruinas de Caparra)
In 1508, Ponce de León established the island's...
Archaeological Sites San Juan
 
Paseo de la Princesa
Built in the mid-nineteenth century to honor the...
Squares, Promenades / Boardwalks San Juan
 
Playa de Ocean Park
The residential neighborhood east of Condado and...
Beaches San Juan
 
Playa del Condado
East of Old San Juan and west of Ocean Park, this...
Beaches San Juan
 
Plaza de Armas
The Old City's original main square was once...
Squares San Juan
 
Plaza de Colón
The tallest statue of Christopher Columbus in the...
Squares San Juan
 
Plaza del Mercado
Though mostly overlooked by tourists, La...
Squares San Juan
 
Plazuela de la Rogativa
According to legend, the British, while laying...
Squares San Juan
 
Puerta de San Juan
Dating back to 1520, this was one of the five...
Archaeological Sites San Juan

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