Videos tagged with "protection"
Piñones Cultural Escape Tour [02:02]
Greeters PR: (787) 306-5752 Piñones Forest and Natural Reserve is located in the North coast, and it extends from Carolina to Loíza. It is the largest mangrove system in Puerto Rico, representing 22% of all the mangrove areas being preserved on the island. For years the area served as protection for slaves and it is now one of the most important ecological attractions in the metropolitan area! Your excursion will take you on a driving and walking tour on the boardwalk nature trail. Join us for an educational, and exciting guided tour featuring the flora and fauna of the area, importance of the area during the British siege of 1797 and a 1 hour guided kayak ride through the Torrecilla Lagoon. Music: Ray Barreto - Guarare Edit: Interactive Developers, LLC (787) 616-9912
Coppertone® Sun Explorers - En Bici por Vieques [02:50]
ASF acompaña a los Coppertone® Sun Explorers las maravillas de la Isla Nena, Vieques, montados en bici.
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The San Juan Gate in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico [00:55]
If you were a dignitary arriving from Spain in the 1500s through the 1800s, you would enter the city through this gate, called the San Juan Gate. Access to and from the city was tightly controlled through five gates. As the formal entrance, San Juan Gate meant protection and relief for weary travelers. Through its doors passed the documents, money, and people to carry out the Crown's will in this colony. The San Juan Gate is named after Saint John the Baptist. The Latin inscription above the gate reads :Benedictus qui venit in nomini Domini," meaning "Blessed are they who come in the name of the Lord." Each of the city's gates had similar inscriptions. An entrance to the city probably existed here in some form as early as the 1540s. The San Juan Gate as you see it today was built in 1635. It has been repaired and restored over the years and it is the last remaining of San Juan's principal gates.
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