Forts & Other Attractions

Plaza Las Américas Shopping Mall

San Juan shopping is abundant, and with over 400 shops, this is the largest shopping mall in Puerto Rico.
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Puerto Rico Convention Center

The new Puerto Rico Convention Center is the largest in the Caribbean and the most technologically advanced throughout both the Caribbean and Latin America. Boasting 580,000 square feet of total space, the Center can accommodate groups of up to 10,000, in an ideal setting at the gateway to all the Island has to offer.
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University of Puerto Rico

Founded in 1903, the University of Puerto Rico (Universidad de Puerto Rico in Spanish, UPR) is the oldest and largest university system in Puerto Rico. Though Puerto Rico is not a U.S. state, the system is run much like a state university system and its programs have been accredited by U.S. accreditation agencies. UPR consists…
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José Miguel Agrelot Coliseum

Officially named "Coliseo de Puerto Rico José Miguel Agrelot" (and nicknamed El Choliseo, in honor of Agrelot's best known character, Don Cholito), this is the biggest indoor arena in Puerto Rico dedicated to entertainment. It can accommodate up to 18,000 spectators and can be reached by the Tren Urbano (Urban Train) system from a nearby…
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Capilla del Cristo Chapel

Located at Parque de las Palomas (Pigeon's Park ) on Calle Cristo , this is a beautiful and unique chapel set at the foot of steep cliffs. This small chapel was built in the 1700's. According to a legend the builder was a man whose life was saved when he and his runaway horse suddenly…
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Casa Bacardi Rum Distillery

The largest in the world and is only a 15-minute drive from San Juan and one of the most popular visitors’ destinations in Puerto Rico. Visitors are treated to a fascinating guided tour of the facilities at the "Cathedral of Rum." Everything from the vast fermentation vats to the high-speed bottling machinery is at work…
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San Cristobal Fort

Finished in 1783, Fort San Cristóbal stands as the largest fortification built in the New World by the Spanish. It originally encompassed 27 acres, encircling the city and walling it off from intruders approaching by land. If you are interested in history, enjoy a walk on the ramparts, where half a millennium ago Spanish soldiers…
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San Felipe del Morro Fort (El Morro)

El Morro, officially known as Fuerte San Felipe del Morro, sits atop a high peninsula overlooking the entrance to San Juan Bay. It is the result of the efforts of many different Spanish engineers over a period of more than 200 years and is one of the largest forts built by the Spaniards in the…
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La Fortaleza (Governor’s House)

La Fortaleza was the first fortification built in San Juan harbor. Constructed between 1533 and 1540, the original fort consisted of a circular tower and four massive stone walls. The Spanish military constructed a second tower, called the Austral, at the end of the 16th century. The original tower, now called Torre del Homenaje, or…
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