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    Hacienda Buena Vista

    The Hacienda Buena Vista Plantation is a down-sized 87-acre plantation that has been maintained well over the years, proving to be an excellent example of a mid-19th century coffee plantation. It was built in 1833 with a total of 200 hectares and continued to be in use till the 1950’s as a producer of corn, citrus and coffee. The Plantation was the first of its kind and was built to grow ...

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    La Casa Contrafuertes

    The La Casa de los Contrafuertes, also known as the “House of Buttresses”, is a Pharmacy Museum that originally dates back to the eighteenth century. The museum is housed in a traditional Spanish-style building called the Calle de San Sebastian that was built and influenced by the particular Spanish style of the day. In Puerto Rico the La Casa de los Contrafuertes is viewed as one of the ...

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    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.

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    San Juan Cathedral

    Situated in Cristo Street in San Juan, the San Juan Cathedral is a fascinating architectural wonder of great religious importance to people in the area. Also known as Catedral de San Juan Bautista, the church stands before the Plazuela de Las Monjas. This attraction in Puerto Rico is both religiously and historically interesting. Why not visit and find out why for yourself?

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    Caparra Ruins

    Juan Ponce de Leon came to Puerto Rico in 1508. He soon established the very first Puerto Rican settlement named 'Caparra'. Ponce de Leon effortlessly conquered the island due to the naïve friendliness and childlike innocence of the Taino that inhabited the island. They were forced to build and mine under the rule of Ponce de Leon, who was appointed Governor by the Spanish Crown in 1509. The ...

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    Casa Cautino

    The Casa Cautino is a masterpiece that was built for an extremely rich and well-respected family. The home was the dream and vision of Genaro Cautino Vàzquez, a colonel in the Spanish Army and a landowner. Manuel Texidor was recruited by the Cautino family to design and oversee the building of Casa Cautino in 1887. Casa Cautino is located in Guayama and is seen as a historical Puerto ...

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    Castillo San Cristobal

    The Castillo de San Cristóbal or St. Christopher Fort is a massive fort that was built by the Spanish in the city of San Juan. The structure extends across 27 acres in a fascinating pattern that makes it an attraction in Puerto Rico which is well worth a visit. In 1983 Puerto Rico's Castillo de San Cristóbal was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site so be sure to explore this fascinating ...

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    Statue Ponce De Leon

    At the Plaza de San Josem you will find a statue of the Spanish explorer Ponce de Leon overlooking the El Morro Fortress. The statue was first created in New York in 1882 using bronze collected from English canons that were salvaged when the English attacked San Juan in 1792. De Leon was born in 1460 in Santervás de Campos and died in 1521. He was also recognized for his contributions as a ...

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    Tibes Indian Ceremonial Center

    The Tibes Indian Ceremonial Center, or the Centro Ceremonial Inígena de Tibes, can be found 3.2 km from Ponce, Puerto Rico bordered by Río Portuguéz. If you are interested in learning about the tribal history of the native people that occupied the area hundreds of years ago then you will really enjoy the Ceremonial Center, which contains part of a 1,500-year-old re-created Taíno village.

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    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 ...