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San Juan

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San Juan is the vibrant, cosmopolitan capital of the island of Puerto Rico. Encompassing hundreds of years of history, the city blends Spanish-era historic sites – such as the San Felipe del Morro fortress, with modern entertainment and fashionable shopping districts. More than a million people call San Juan home, while hundreds of thousands of tourists call it their favorite place to vacation each year. Its perfect year-round climate makes the city an ideal venue for international sporting events such as the World Baseball Classic and National Basketball Association Games, for which the city always puts on its best face.
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Do and see
San Juan’s perfect mix of old and new sets the stage for an unforgettable trip. The starting point should be Old San Juan, where walking is the norm, but free trolleys are available to take visitors from one site to the next. Nobody who visits the island should leave without seeing the forts, the churches and the cobblestone streets of Old San Juan.
San Felipe del Morro Fortress
Known as El Morro, the fortress was designed to protect the city from attacks by sea. In 1983, the United Nations declared the fort a World Heritage Site. Today, it is a museum and open for visitors to enjoy and explore.
La Fortaleza
This magnificent mansion is the home and office of the governor of Puerto Rico and the governor's family. It has been in continuous use since it was built in 1540. The structure is also known as the Palacio de Santa Catalina (Saint Catalina’s Palace) as it integrates a chapel in keeping with the highly Catholic culture.
Capilla del Cristo (Cristo Chapel)
This small chapel is the embodiment of a centuries-old urban legend. It is said that the cliff-side abbey was built after an unknown horse rider galloped up the Old San Juan street and fell off the edge.
San Juan Cathedral
This grand centuries-old Catholic church evolved from a wood structure to the medieval cathedral that is standing today. The church houses the marble tomb of Ponce de León.
Plaza de la Rogativa
This small square is home to one of the most emblematic sites in Old San Juan. A "must-see" landmark located just a couple blocks from the Cathedral and where the famous bronze statue La Rogativa is placed made by Lindsay Daen. The statue represents a bishop and his companions who helped frighten away the British troops during the 1797 attack on the city by carrying torches and chanting.
Museo de las Americas
The museum, which was built in 1992, hosts permanent exhibits exploring New World art and its African heritage. Also hosting a local artist exhibit. If you are craving for coffee or just feeling hungry, there is a coffee shop and restaurant on the first floor.
Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico
The Puerto Rico Museum of Art with more than ten exhibit halls includes permanent collections and a compilation of Puerto Rican art from the 17th century to present. There is also a lovely garden with a pond where you can enjoy a relaxing time.
Playa Condado
This is a beach with splashes of graffiti, games of volleyball and plenty of Atlantic surf. Playa Condado is the most popular beach in the city with smooth and clean sand and warm water. But be aware, there can be some pretty rough waves, so be careful.
Information
The Puerto Rico Tourism Company’s “Que Pasa!” free magazine is a great tool for tourists. The magazine is available in most hotel lobbies and at La Casita in Old San Juan. The publication includes tricks and tips for getting around San Juan, as well as the rest of the island.
Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport
San Juan is mainly served by the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport, which is located about three miles (five kilometers) southeast of San Juan. Upon arriving, visitors are offered several ways of getting around – by taxi, rental car or transportation provided by hotels.
Time Zone
San Juan is in the Atlantic time zone, and all times are reflected in Atlantic time.
Public Transport
Getting around in San Juan is an adventure, especially since drivers can be quite aggressive and tend to drive fast. Driving is on the right side of the road, as it is in the United States, and the same traffic signs are followed. Distance is measured both in miles and kilometers. For the most part, getting around San Juan is rather easy, provided that the traffic is light. There are peak times, especially in the morning and early afternoon when traffic jams are the norm. Autoridad Metropolitana de Autobuses: There is a public bus system in place, and it is affordable. The bus system operates 30 routes along the San Juan area and several other municipalities. Unfortunately, the buses are not always on time so you need to have plenty of time to use them. Buses run from 4:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday to Friday and from 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.
Taxi
At the airport, visitors are greeted by a fleet of white tourist cabs, which offer pre-fixed fares on specific routes. There are metered taxis available outside the established zones, with standard fees that vary according to distance, number of passengers, number of pieces of luggage and time of the trip. Puerto Rico Tourist Taxi +1 787 969 3260 www.cabspr.com Astro Taxi +1 787 727 8888 AA American Taxi, Inc. +1 787 982 3466 Cooperativa de Servicio Capetillo Taxi +1 787 758 7000 / +1 787 758 7004 Cooperativa Rochdale Radio Taxi +1 787 721 1900
Post Office
Puerto Rico uses the U.S. Postal Service, which operates numerous branches throughout the San Juan area. Stamps are available at pharmacies and retailers in the tourist district. Post Office business hours are normally Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and – depending on the location – on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Pharmacy
The good thing about being in the San Juan area is that there will always be a pharmacy that is open 24 hours, and normally very conveniently-located. Drugstores such as Walgreens sell over-the-counter medication and will usually dispatch prescription drugs rather quickly. Urgent medical and dental care are also available at several area hospitals and clinics, including the Ashford Presbyterian Hospital in the Condado area, and smaller neighborhood treatment facilities. Ambulance service is available by calling the 9-1-1 Emergency number.
Telephone
Country code: +1 Area code: 787
Electricity
120V AC, 60Hz
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