Explore the rich culture while visiting the many attractions San Juan is replete with. These cultural attractions are suitable for all ages and can prove to make your trip to San Juan a fruitful one. Be it historic monuments or cultural performances, cultural attractions somehow steal the show of the other attractions and things to do in San Juan.
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151 Calle del Cristo, San Juan, 00902, Puerto Rico.
08:30 am - 04:00 pm
Also known as Catedral de San Juan Bautista, it is second oldest Cathedral in the Americas. Commissioned to be built in 1521 it was destroyed by a hurricane and later rebuilt and reshaped many times over to its current shape in 1917. It is believed by many to be Puerto Rico's greatest religious site. Being located tight next to the sea gate, the fo...
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Cll Beneficencia, San Juan, 00926, Puerto Rico
09:00 am - 04:00 pm
Located in Old San Juan in an even older quarter in Ballaja the Museum occupies the second floor of this three storey building. It houses cover arts and exhibits from the Pre Columbian era explaining the evolution of the Americas. It includes a section named ‘El indio en América’ explaining about the 22 indigenous tribes in Ameri...
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63 Calle Fortaleza, San Juan, 00901, Puerto Rico
09:00 am - 06:00 pm
Puerto Rico is the first island that anyone would come across when on a voyage from Europe to America. It was captured by the Spaniards in the late 15th century and was their prized possession as it gave access to all the trade routes between the Old world and the New. La Fortaleza was actually the first fortification built in San Juan between 1533...
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San Juan, Puerto Rico.
The Santa María Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery, located in Old San Juan has a charm of its own. To its west is the del Morro and to the east is La Perla. The cemetery is divided into two parts, The Old and The New. The Old part has some of the most prominent personalities resting from the Puerto Rican history. The artworks on the tombstones ar...
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210 Calle San Francisco, Viejo San Juan, Puerto Rico, 00901
08:00 am - 06:00 pm
A place in Old San Juan which brings together two of the best things, fine art and fine chocolate. The Cortes family have been making chocolate for over 80 years making them the largest chocolate producer in the Caribbean. Their restaurant Choco bar is on the ground floor which not only serves amazing chocolate but also other lunch and breakfast it...
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Calle San Sebastian 1 | Old San Juan, San Juan, Puerto Rico
08:00 am - 04:30 pm
Casa Blanca or the ‘White House’ was the first building built in 1521. It was built as a house for Ponce de Leon but he died before it could be completed. His descendants stayed till the 18th century. It was later a military station during the Spanish American Wars. It was in 1967 the Puerto Rican government took over its maintenance an...
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Up on Hill Past San Juan Gate on the Paseo Del Morro Side, San Juan, Puerto Rico
12:01 am - 12:00 am
La Rogativa is a famous bronze statue located near La Puerta. Four in number, it was completed in 1971 by an artist named Lindsay Dean. Each of them are about 12 ft. tall standing in an old sentry box and in front of them is a superb view of the San Juan Bay. They were built to commemorate an old legend. When in 1797 the English troops led by Sir A...
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Calle Rosales | East of the Caribe Hilton, at the entrance to Condado Bay, San Juan, Puerto Rico
12:01 am - 12:00 am
Built in 1609 the Jeronimo fort served as a great fortification on the eastern side of the city. In 1797 the English forces attacked the fort with about 60 ship. Under the leadership of the then Lt. Col. Don Teodmiro del Torro the Spanish troops resisted and fought for two full weeks. They were successful in defeating the brits but lost the fort du...