Museo de los Proceres in Cabo Rojo
The name Cabo Rojo means Red Cape and is derived from the city’s salt flats and sea cliffs that are reddish in color. It is believed by many that the city was named by Christopher Columbus, although this has not been proven. It is a city that is steeped in history, and around almost every corner is a historical building or monument adding the heritage of the city. There is one very unique museum that is dedicated to telling the story of the people of Cabo Rojo, namely the Museo de los Preceres.
The city was not only built by the legends and leaders from the past but through ordinary citizens who each played their part in developing Cabo Rojo. Museo de los Proceres was opened on 6 April 1995 to bring awareness to the everyday lives and work of both the women and men of the city. Visitors will be able to find this fascinating museum at the back of the Sports Complex Rebekah Colberg – a structure that was created in a neoclassical style. It features spectacular exhibits for all visitors to enjoy. Sculpture halls and exhibitions of paintings are just a few attractions to look forward to, as the museum also has a temporary gallery, inviting artists to display their work. There is an amphitheatre that can accommodate just over a hundred and forty people, used for plays, educational workshops and seminars. Museo de los Proceres has an Indian Hall, Dowsing Study Hall, Salvador Brau Room and the Hall Ramon Emeterio Betances. The museum also focuses on the Taino culture and its traditions, giving visitors an in-depth look at how every tribe and community leader assisted in the development of Cabo Rojo.
The Museo de los Proceres invites all visitors in the city to explore the heritage of Cabo Rojo. Guided tours are available. The temporary exhibitions are always changing so there is always something new to look forward to. This museum is most definitely a popular recommended attraction and a wonderful tribute to the people of Cabo Rojo.