Tag: culture

  • Proverbs

    Every country has a distinctive culture that is unique and often language is a distinctive part of this unique ‘fingerprint’. Even if the people in a particular country speak a language that is not unique to their corner of the globe, their way of speaking and their proverbial sayings will be somewhat unique. As with elsewhere, this is definitely the case with Puerto Rico where there are a ...

  • Folklore

    Puerto Rico, like so many other countries, has a rich cultural background with legends, fairytales, myths and folklore. The folklore heritage of Puerto Rico reflects the culture of the various national groups who have lived in the country over the years, including the Taíno, the black slaves and the Spaniards.

  • Toa Alta

    The town of Toa Alta was established in the year 1751. It is more commonly known as “La Cuna de los Poetas”, meaning "the Birthplace of Poets". This nickname is derived from the fact that many famous poets, including Abelardo Diaz Alfaro, were born in Toa Alta. It is not only the birthplace of musicians and poets, but the former breathtaking Miss Universe beauty, Dayanara Torres, ...

  • Isabela

    With its glorious sea shores and mesmerizing oceans, Isabela is a sea-side holiday destination worth noting. With clearly Mediterranean architecture and ethnicity to match, Isabela immerses you in a world of rich culture and diverse atmospheres.Since its inception in May 1819 "The City of Bantams", as it's often termed, has had a steady population growth and more and more people seem to ...

  • Ponce

    Founded in 1694, Ponce has a population of about 200,000 people and is the second largest city in Puerto Rico. Ponce is also known as "Ciudad Senorial" because of its many beautiful neoclassical buildings and frontage.

  • Music

    The music of Puerto Rico bears strong African and European influences but enjoys a distinct flavor that is pure Puerto Rican. Its popularity is widespread and it can be heard across the Caribbean and sometimes in various communities across the globe. Popular genres include ‘bomba’, ‘plena’ and ‘reggaeton’, though many different music genres exist.

  • 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 ...

  • Cuisine

    As with most of Puerto Rico's culture, the country's cuisine reflects strong Taino, Spanish, African and American influences. Locally known as Cocina Criolla or Creole Cooking, Puerto Rican traditional cuisine can be traced back to the original inhabitants of the land who feasted on fruit, corn and freshly caught seafood. Later, when Columbus arrived on the scene in 1493, other meat, rice, ...

  • 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 ...