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    Ermita Espinar Ruins

    If you visit Puerto Rico you simply have to try and spend at least some time in the city of Aguada. Reported to be the place where Christopher Columbus landed when he discovered this great island, this city is filled with fascinating attractions. One of Aguada’s more notable attractions is the Ermita Espinar Ruins. The history behind this small attraction is quite interesting and really ...

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    La Rogativa

    When you visit San Juan, one of the delightful cities in Puerto Rico, take the time to visit the historical site of Plazuela de la Rogativa. Also know as the Plaza of the Religious Procession, this is where you will see four gleaming bronze statues of a bishop and three women in a procession. This is something all tourists visiting the area should have on their itinerary as one of the top ...

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    While Puerto Rico may not have the longest history in the world, it certainly does have plenty of interesting historical sights and buildings to see. Some historical buildings in Puerto Rico have nationalistic value and have played an important role in the country’s history while other buildings are now only mere ruins. There are strong and impressive castles which will have you marvel at ...

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    Christopher Columbus Statue

    Christopher Columbus was born in Genoa, which is in Italy, in 1451. He was a famous explorer and adventurer who was responsible for the discovery of America and Puerto Rico. It was on his second voyage that Christopher Columbus landed on the island that he named San Juan Bautista, or St. John the Baptist, with a fleet of seventeen ships on 3 November 1493. Juan Ponce de Leon was with ...

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    Convento Porta Coeli

    San German, located on the southern side of Puerto Rico, is known for its agricultural importance in the production of products such as tobacco, fruit, coffee and sugar. It is also well noted for being home to the most popular attraction in San German, the Convento de Porta Coeli. The town was first established in 1511 but residents later relocated into the hills where they were more ...

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    El Arsenal

    During the Spanish hold on Puerto Rico and the Spanish-American war that followed, the Spanish invaders were quickly loosing their grip on most cities, including San Juan. Ownership disagreements over plantations and the fast growing smuggling businesses that arose during this time saw the Spanish losing control of the island in more than one respect. San Juan played an important ...

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    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 ...

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    El Morro

    Standing in the city of San Juan is a truly impressive six-level castle fortress designed to guard the city from seaward attacks. Known as El Morro, this impenetrable fort is also referred to as Castillo de San Felipe de Morro and was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1933. Visiting this outstanding architectural feat is certainly an experience you won't want to miss.

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    Faro De Las Cabezas

    While in San Juan take time to visit the Faro de las Cabezaz de San Juan, a lighthouse built by the Spanish and first officially lit up on 2 May 1882. To get to the restored lighthouse you will first pass through the Las Cabezas de San Juan Nature Reserve known for its bio-diversity and its beauty. The Conservation Trust of Puerto Rico manages the Las Cabezas reserve that can be found at the ...

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    San Geronimo Fort

    The small but interesting Fortín de San Gerónimo de Boquerón was built in 1609. You will find this relatively small, defensive battery with its four cannons at the Boquerón beach. Governor Don Gabriel de Rojas commissioned the construction of the small Fort as a way of protecting the islet of San Juan from any sea vessels that may try to attack it in any way.