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  • Museums

    Casa Roig

    The extraordinary home of the Roig family was constructed specifically for its original owner, Antonio Roig. The home was inaugurated as a museum because it is one of the very few surviving structures that were designed and constructed by Antonin Nechodoma. The Casa Roig is located in the city of Humacao in Puerto Rico and is the property of the University of Puerto Rico.

  • Culture

    Art

    It is evident that a strong infusion of arts in the history of Puerto Rico has resulted in its people having a natural artistic flair. Regardless of whether they're taught to fine tune their skills or whether they're simply born with it, there's a strong presence and artistic vibe wherever you are in Puerto Rico. Museo de Arte de Ponce is probably one of the greatest art museums of Puerto ...

  • Reference

    Architecture

    When you examine the architecture in Puerto Rico, it's clear to see the strong Spanish influence of its history coming through. The narrow, winding, cobblestone roads are reminiscent of Andalusia, South of Spain. San Juan is said to be home to over 400 historic sites ranging from examples of classic architecture and old military power. Puerto Rico houses some of the most interesting 16th ...

  • Museums

    Tropical Forest Center

    Inaugurated in 1996, the El Portal Rain Forest Center provides the perfect introduction to the wonders of a tropical rain forest. The Center, which was designed by the Sierra Cardona Ferrer architectural firm, is situated in amidst the Caribbean National Forest and can be reached by the PR 191. Its unusual use of architecture is meant to mirror certain elements of the forest and the whole ...

  • Museums

    Museum Of Art

    Located in Santurce in Puerto Rico, the Museum of Art is a non-profit organization whose mission is to make the visual art of Puerto Rico and the rest of the world available to the people of Puerto Rico so that they can draw knowledge and inspiration from these works, thereby enriching the lives of the Puerto Rican public. Also known as the Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico (MAPR), the museum was ...

  • Sights

    El Capitolio

    The construction of a capital building was first initiated by Luis Munoz Rivera who was the Commissioner of Puerto Rico in the year 1907. Although Rivera's suggestion was not acted on immediately, construction eventually started on the El Capitolio de Puerto Rico in 1925 and was completed by the year 1929. The design and construction of the Puerto Rico Capital Building was done by Rafael ...

  • Sights

    Parque De Bombas

    Located in Ponce's main square - the Plaza las Delicias - stands a red and black candy striped building. A remarkable structure, this is Ponce's renowned Parque de Bombas, the Old Ponce Fire Station. This unusually painted building has been the subject of many a photograph taken by fascinated visitors to the Puerto Rican city of Ponce. Join us as we find out more about Parque de Bombas de Ponce.

  • Sights

    Casa De Espana

    If you are planning to tour San Juan in Puerto Rico, the Casa de España is definitely one place you should visit. This beautiful old building is not really open to the public on a regular basis, but certain portions of the building are available for rent and the building is often used to host events. Whatever the case, you can get a few good photos from the perimeter fence to show to friends ...

  • Porta del Sol (West)

    San German

    The second oldest city of Puerto Rico, San Germán was officially founded by the Spaniards in 1512. Known for its elegance, San Germán is brimming with wonderfully detailed Spanish architecture. In San Germán the people are proud of their heritage and this is expressed by the immaculate condition of their buildings and the long held local customs still practiced in the city. You too can ...