27 Dec, 2013 in Puerto Rico
Around old San Juan (4)

To wrap up all my posts about my wonderful trip to Puerto Rico, the final post is about the lovely old city of San Juan. There are several world class attractions in San Juan, including forts and castles that defended the cities from rival colonials forces, but the real charm of the city simply …

12 Aug, 2013 in Puerto Rico
Bacardi Distillery HQ  San Juan Factory (6)

On my last day in San Juan, after having visited most of the local historical attractions, I was looking for something a bit different. Bacardi’s Distillery – or Casa Bacardi – definitely qualifies as different. Though overly touristic and a well oiled PR machine, it wasn’t a bad escape from the heat. Who would say […]

9 Aug, 2013 in Puerto Rico
Cathedral de San Juan Bautista (12)

Up the road from Casa Museo Felisa Rincon de Gautier in Old San Juan is the Cathedral de San Juan Bautista dating back to the 16th century. Aside from the impressive exterior the cathedral is famous for being the place of rest for one Juan Ponce de Leon, who was Puerto Rico’s first governor after […]

8 Aug, 2013 in Puerto Rico
Casa Museo Felisa Rincon de Gautier (4)

While walking around the old city of San Juan I noticed a curious little museum – Casa Museo Felisa Rincon de Gautier . Following the encouragment by the enthusiastic greet person on the first floor I followed a guide through the steps up to the main house where I heard the story of one Felisa […]

14 Apr, 2013 in Puerto Rico
Castillo San Cristobal Old San Juan (8).JPG

To continue the fort tour around the gorgeous old city of San Juan, the Puerto Rican capital, I ventured off from the Castillo de San Felipe del Morro towards the east and into the Castillo San Cristobal, protecting the northeastern side of the city from land attacks. It has all that you’ve come to …

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