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Landmarks & Monuments in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Old San Juan is a living museum with landmarks of great historical importance to Puerto Rico and the Caribbean.   Walk into castles, mansions, pass by elegant statues, visit one of the most beautiful cemeteries you’ll ever see and so much more.

Following, we mention the most popular landmarks of San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Palacio Santa Catalina (La Fortaleza) / Governor’s Mansion

Have a tour of the First Fortification built in San Juan now housing the Governor of Puerto RIco.

La Fortaleza and Casa Blanca were the first fortifications built in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Today, Palacio Santa Catalina is the official residence of Puerto Rico’s governor. Guided tours are available.

San Juan Gate / La Puerta de San Juan

La Puerta de San Juan / San Juan Gate

It’s not just a gate; for centuries, this doorway served to keep invaders out of the city. Today, you can walk through La Puerta de San Juan to explore and experience the splendor and romance of this elegant and vibrant city. Learn more about La Puerta de San Juan (The San Juan Gate).

Santa María Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery – San Juan Cemetery

Santa María Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery - San Juan Cemetery

Most people don’t connect visiting a cemetery with a Caribbean vacation, but it is definitely worth visiting this Puerto Rican landmark. The cemetery sits outside the 20 foot walls of fort El Morro – overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Many notable Puerto Ricans are buried here. Once you come in, you may find yourself wishing for your remains to be buried in this place. Many Puerto Ricans are dying to get a burial lot here (no pun intended). More about Santa María Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery

Raices (Roots) Fountain

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On your walk through Paseo La Princesa, you’ll walk by the gorgeous Raices Fountain built in 1992. Raices fountain represents Puerto Rican roots; the Taino Natives, the Spanish, and The Africans.

El Capitolio

El Capitolio, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the building is the meeting place for the Legislative Assembly. El Capitolio (the capitol building) is located just outside the Old City Walls. The constitution of Puerto Rico is exhibited on the first floor.  It is open to visitors Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm.



La Rogativa

La Rogativa Sculpture - Old San Juan, Puerto Rico

One of the most beautiful and meaningful statues in Old San Juan is centered at one of the top 5 most scenic spots of San Juan. Learn more about La Rogativa.

San Juan Map of Landmarks & Monuments

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Santa María Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery, Old San Juan, PR: 18.470247, -66.120358
La Fortaleza (Governor\'s Mansion), Old San Juan, PR: 18.464335, -66.119231
El Capitolio (The Capitol Building), Old San Juan, PR: 18.466930, -66.105917
San Juan Gate (La Puerta de San Juan), Old San Juan, PR: 18.465215, -66.119408
La Rogativa, Old San Juan, Puerto Rico: 18.465614, -66.119762
Raices (Roots) Fountain, Old San Juan, Puerto Rico: 18.463368, -66.118700
Alcaldia de San Juan / City Hall - Old San Juan, Puerto Rico: 18.465602, -66.116661

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