Sights & Attractions in San Juan


Sights Overview
Name Category Location
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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