Culture: El Viejo San Juan

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San Juan

Founded in 1521 as a military base for the Spanish. It is separated into two parts: El Viejo San Juan and the modern part of the capital.

La Plaza del Quinto Centenario

Built in 1992, this plaza commemorates the 500th anniversary of their founding by Columbus.

El Castillo de San Felipe de Morro

This fort was built between 1539 and 1586 to protect San Juan's port from attacks by Francis Drake and other Europeans.

La Catedral de San Juan

This cathedral was founded in 1521 and is one of the most important cathedrals in the Caribbean.

Calle Cristo

The streets are very old and have blue bricks lining them.

El Parque de las Palomas

A park surrounded by the walls of San Juan where you can observe the city.

El Capitolio

The building built in 1920 as offices for senators and representatives

La Iglesia de San José

Construction began in 1532 on this Gothic-styled church.

El Castillo de San Cristóbal

An example of military construction from the Baroque era.

La Labor del Encaje de Bolillos

The process of creating lace using bobbins.

La casa Blanca

Built in 1521, this building served as a residence for the Ponce family for more than 250 years. Today, it is a history museum.

El Museo de Pablo Casals

In la calle San Sebastián, there is a collection of manuscripts, photos, and famous music videos.

La Plaza de Armas

A very important shopping center in the city.

La Calle Fortaleza

Many shops and people crowd this street.

La Fortaleza

The residence of the governor of Puerto Rio. Built in 1533, this is the oldest mansion in North America.

La Estatua de Cristóbal

Placed in the Plaza de Colón, this statue commemorates the 400th anniversary of Puerto Rico.

Juan Ponce de León

He was a governor of San Juan between 1510 and 1512. He searched for the fountain of youth in Florida in 1513.

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