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  • Tv

    While Television has not been developed in Puerto Rico for as long as it has been in other areas of the Caribbean, it has certainly made up for lost time. As a territory of the US, Puerto Rico’s communication industry is under the control of the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Over a relatively short period of time, this has allowed the country to develop a mega Puerto Rico TV ...

  • Casa Blanca Museum

    The Casa Blanca Museum is the oldest museum in Puerto Rico and considered to be of great historic value. Casa Blanca overshadows many of the other attractions in Puerto Rico due to its rich and interesting history and a name that inspires romantic visions of brave knights on their trusted steeds and undying love. Casa Blanca, or White House, is built on a piece of land that was first ...

  • Ponce Art Museum

    Also known as the ‘Museo de Arte de Ponce’, the Ponce Museum of Art is an extraordinary art museum. Located at 2325 Las Américas Avenue, the museum covers various artistic fields over a period of five centuries. Most of the art is western and there are currently well over 850 paintings, 800 sculptures and 500 prints on display in the museum – altogether there are more than 3000 pieces in the ...

  • Puerto Rican Music

    While exploring Puerto Rico you will no doubt be impressed by the various musical instruments and music genres that are present. If you are keen to learn more about Puerto Rican music, you should definitely make and effort to visit the Museum of Puerto Rican Music (Museo de la Musica Puertoriquena) where you will be given an overview of the musical history of the island, from its start to ...

  • Language

    Over the centuries different languages have been introduced to the Puerto Rican culture for a variety of reasons. Before the island experienced any significant changes in terms of culture and languages, the island's population was made up entirely of aboriginal people. This changed in 1493 the Spanish took over Puerto Rico, followed by Columbus who was on his second voyage to the area. The ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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.

  • Del Parque Theatre

    Puerto Rico is home to a number of top theaters that provide compelling performances with their own local flair. From ballet to musical productions, culture vultures will be impressed with the options.

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...