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  • Julia de Burgos – Activist and Poet

    Considered by many to have been the greatest Puerto Rican poet, and counted among the great poets of Latin America, Julia Constancia Burgos García was an outspoken activist on civil rights ...

  • The Font-Ubides House of the Historic Zone of Ponce

    Located on Castillo Street in the historic zone of Ponce, the Font-Ubides House was designed by renowned Puerto Rican architect Blas Silva and built in 1913. The beautifully preserved building ...

  • Carnegie Library in Puerto Rico

    In the year 1903 a small library was constructed in San Juan, Puerto Rico, which preserved books and documents that dated back to 1898. It was known as the Island Library. With funding donated ...

  • Francisco Arriví: Father of the Puerto Rican Theater

    Francisco Arriví became known as the Father of the Puerto Rican Theater, and was often referred to as Paco. Born on 24 July 1915 in the San Juan district of Santurce, Francisco Arriví's ...

  • José Campeche: Renowned Visual Artist

    The name might not sound familiar, but José Campeche was a visual artist from Puerto Rico who not only gained local respect but also international fame. He is said to be the founder of visual ...

  • Puerto Rican Vejigantes Masks

    I saw them everywhere I travelled in Puerto Rico. In museums, restaurants, and even in people's homes, the creatures known by locals as vejigantes leered at me, their grotesque features ...

  • Puerto Rico’s Famous Piña Colada

    Most of us think of tropical beaches and palm trees when we drink a piña colada, but few know where this tasty drink actually originated from. Over the years, the drink has been modernized and ...

  • El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico

    Known as the most popular band from Latin America, and undoubtedly the most successful salsa band in Puerto Rico, El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico is an orchestra that is synonymous with the ...

  • Puerto Rican Star Rita Moreno

    Rita Moreno is a living Puerto Rican legend who is not only admired by her fellow countrymen but the world over. She made a great impact on the entertainment industry and is respected by her ...

  • Basilica Menor de la Virgen de Monserrate

    When touring the city of Hormigueros in Puerto Rico, be sure to stop off at one of its most elegant and awe-inspiring attractions: the Basilica Menor de la Virgen de Monserrate. Its exact date ...