Emblematic Places

San Juan Tourist Guide

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San Felipe del Morro Castle

The Castillo de San Felipe del Morro, also known simply as El Morro, is a Spanish citadel built between the 16th and 18th centuries at the northern end of San Juan, Puerto Rico. For many years, it guarded the entrance to San Juan Bay and protected the city from maritime attacks.
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Castle of San Cristobal

The Castillo de San Cristóbal, is a Spanish fortress built in San Juan, Puerto Rico. This structure was built to protect the city from land attacks, unlike the San Felipe del Morro castle, which protected the sea entrance.
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Gate of Saint John

This large gate from 1635 was the main entrance to the walled city during the Spanish colonial era.

Minor Basilica Cathedral of San Juan Bautista

The Metropolitan Cathedral Basilica of San Juan Bautista of Puerto Rico is the seat of the Archdiocese of San Juan. It is located on Calle del Cristo, in Old San Juan.
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Old San Juan

Old San Juan is the name by which the historic district of San Juan de Puerto Rico is known. It is located on the Isleta de San Juan which is connected to the main island of Puerto Rico by bridges.

Santa Maria Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery

The Santa María Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery is a colonial-era cemetery located in Old San Juan in Puerto Rico. It is the burial place of several prominent Puerto Ricans. The construction of the cemetery began in 1863 under the auspices of Ignacio Mascaro.
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Museum of Art of Puerto Rico (MAPR)

The Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, is an entity located in Santurce, dedicated to providing and making accessible the knowledge, appreciation and enjoyment of the visual arts of Puerto Rico and the world. The museum's collection houses works from the 17th century to the present.
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The Fortress

La Fortaleza is the current official residence of the Governor of Puerto Rico. It was built between 1533 and 1540 to defend the port of San Juan in Puerto Rico.
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Princess Walk

Translation from English-Paseo de La Princesa is a pedestrian promenade in San Juan, Puerto Rico located in the historic district of the city. The promenade is lined with ornate utility poles and stretches for a quarter mile along the southern city walls of Old San Juan.

Plaza Colón

Plaza Colón, originally known as Plaza Santiago, is literally on the doorstep of Old San Juan. In 1893, during the 400th anniversary of the colonization of Puerto Rico, the statue of Christopher Columbus was erected and its name was changed to Plaza Colón.

Chapel of El Santo Cristo de la Salud

Capilla del Cristo, also called Capilla del Santo Cristo de la Salud is a small chapel/museum located in the Historic District of Old San Juan in Puerto Rico. Built in the 18th century and saved from demolition in the 20th century, the structure has become a cultural icon of Puerto Rico.

Pigeon Park

Small outdoor area with park benches, panoramic views and a wall that offers shelter for many pigeons.
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Main Square of San Juan

The Plaza de Armas de San Juan, formerly Plaza Mayor de San Juan, is located between Fortaleza and San Francisco streets in Old San Juan. Spanish troops practiced military exercises there, giving the square its name.

Jose Miguel Agrelot Coliseum of Puerto Rico

The José Miguel Agrelot Coliseum of Puerto Rico is the largest indoor arena in Puerto Rico dedicated to entertainment. It is located on the Golden Mile of San Juan, the nation's capital.
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