9 Sights in San Juan, United States (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in San Juan, United States. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 9 sights are available in San Juan, United States.

1. Viejo San Juan

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Viejo San Juan

Old San Juan is a historic district located at the "northwest triangle" of the islet of San Juan. Its area roughly correlates to the Ballajá, Catedral, Marina, Mercado, San Cristóbal, and San Francisco sub-barrios (sub-districts) of barrio San Juan Antiguo in the municipality of San Juan, Puerto Rico. Old San Juan is the oldest settlement within Puerto Rico and the historic colonial district of the city of San Juan. This historic district is a National Historic Landmark District and is listed on the United States National Register of Historic Places as the Old San Juan Historic District. Several historical buildings and structures, particularly La Fortaleza, the city walls, and El Morro and San Cristóbal castles, have been inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage Site list since 1983. Historically the mixed use commercial and residential real estate in the main streets like Cristo Street, Fortaleza Street (north) from Tanca Street to the Governor’s Mansion is the most valuable in the area and it has kept its value and increased steadily through several years despite the past economic turmoils.

Wikipedia: Old San Juan (EN)

2. Casa Biblioteca Dra. Conchita Meléndez

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The Casa Dra. Concha Meléndez Ramírez is a historic house at 1400 Vilá Mayo in San Juan, Puerto Rico. It is a modest two-story Spanish Revival structure, finished in adobe-colored concrete and a clay tile roof. The house is notable as the longtime home of Dra. Concha Meléndez Ramírez (1895-1983), a leading literary figure of 20th century Puerto Rico. Now a museum, library, and research center, it was designated a National Historic Landmark in 2011; it is the first such designation for a Puerto Rican literary site.

Wikipedia: Casa Dra. Concha Melendez Ramirez (EN)

3. Antigua Carretera Central

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Antigua Carretera Central

The General Norzagaray Bridge is a brick and masonry barrel vault bridge built in 1855 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Also known as Puente de los Frailes, it brings what is now Puerto Rico Highway 873 across Frailes Creek, a tributary to the Guaynabo River. It has eight 9.8-metre (32 ft) barrel vault spans. Its total length is 120.7 metres (396 ft) and its roadway width is 7.00 metres (22.97 ft). It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) in 1995.

Wikipedia: General Norzagaray Bridge (EN)

4. Coliseo de Puerto Rico José Miguel Agrelot

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The Coliseo de Puerto Rico José Miguel Agrelot is the biggest indoor arena in Puerto Rico dedicated to entertainment. It is located at the Golden Mile of San Juan, the island capital. It is usually referred by Puerto Ricans as the Choliseo, which is a portmanteau of the words "Coliseo" and "Cholito", in reference to Don Cholito, one of José Miguel Agrelot's characters and Agrelot's own adopted nickname.

Wikipedia: José Miguel Agrelot Coliseum (EN), Website

5. Fortín San Antonio

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Fortín San Antonio

Fortín de San Antonio was a fortification built by the Spanish in San Juan, Puerto Rico with the aim of fortifying the San Antonio Bridge. The bridge was of great strategic importance, given that it was the only land accessible entrance to the islet of San Juan. It was located southeast of Fortín de San Gerónimo.

Wikipedia: Fortín San Antonio (EN)

6. Capilla Nuestra Señora de Lourdes

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Capilla Nuestra Señora de LourdesThief12 (Carlo Giovannetti) / CC BY-SA 3.0

Our Lady of Lourdes Chapel is a historic chapel located at the Miramar district in Santurce, Puerto Rico. Its distinctive architecture bears a neo-Gothic style. It was designed by Czech architect Antonin Nechodoma and built in 1908.

Wikipedia: Nuestra Señora de Lourdes Chapel (EN)

7. Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico

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Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico Šarūnas Burdulis / CC BY-SA 2.0

The Museum of Art of Puerto Rico is an art museum in Santurce, a barrio of San Juan, Puerto Rico, with 18 exhibition halls. The museum is located in a historic building, formerly occupied by the San Juan Municipal Hospital.

Wikipedia: Museum of Art of Puerto Rico (EN), Website

8. Martín Peña Bridge

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Martín Peña Bridge, in Spanish properly known as Puente Martín Peña, is an Art Deco style bridge from 1939, designed by Cecilio Delgado and others. It crosses the Martín Peña Channel in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Wikipedia: Martín Peña Bridge (EN)

9. Castillo San Cristóbal

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Castillo San Cristóbal is a fortress in San Juan, Puerto Rico. It was built by the Spanish to protect against land-based attacks on the city of San Juan. It is part of San Juan National Historic Site.

Wikipedia: Castillo San Cristóbal (San Juan) (EN)


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