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Sightseeing and landmarks in Puerto Rico

Art museums

Art Museum
“An extensive collection of art by Puerto Rican artists as well as many temporary exhibitions and events.”
  • 91 locals recommend
Museum
“ Best art museum on the island Has one my favorite paintings “Flaming June” must see if you take a trip south of the island. Much to see in Ponce.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Art Museum
  • 2 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Opened in 1980, this museum features exhibits on the art & cultural heritage of Aguadilla.”
  • 1 local recommends
Art Museum
  • 1 local recommends

History museums

Castle
“You walk in and have a blend of history and breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean. Is a must while in Old San Juan”
  • 94 locals recommend
Castle
“Built in 1634 to protect San Juan from land attacks, the San Cristóbal Fort is the largest Spanish fort in the Americas covering some 27 acres of land. At the beginning of the experience, you can watch a short film that explai­­­ns the history of the fort and listen to an orientation offered by the staff every hour. Inside, you will find a main plaza used for troop formations and practices, a chapel, troop quarters, tunnels used by soldiers, artillery, and more. The observation post located in the third level gives you a beautiful ocean and city view.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Building
“Ballajá Barracks (or Cuartel de Ballajá in Spanish) is a military barracks located in Old San Juan, about a 15-minute walk from the 'Blue Room'. It was built around 1860 for the Spanish troops established on the island and their families. Today, the Ballajá Barracks houses several educational and cultural organizations, namely the Museo de Las Américas on the second floor of the building since 1992. On the first floor, there are music and dance schools and a library, among a variety of restaurants.”
  • 6 locals recommend
History Museum
“Located in the center of the city just blocks from the main plaza. A renovated turn of the century home that gives you a taste of Ponce's golden age when it was the economic powerhouse of the island.”
  • 3 locals recommend
History Museum
  • 3 locals recommend
History Museum
“El Museo de la Hamaca en San Sebastián del Pepino es una maravilla. La entrada es gratis. Pueden encontrar la etimología de la palabra hamaca, la historia, las partes de la hamaca pepiniana, los utensilios para confeccionarla, la historia de las artesanas hamaqueras más destacadas, entre otros datos importantes sobre este arte precolombino. La joven que brinda el recorrido guiado es excelente. Además, les ponen en contacto con las artesanas hamaqueras del barrio Robles para que puedan encargar la Hamaca de su predilección, ya sea la tradicional para tumbarse, la de silla, la de hilo o de maguey. Pueden escoger los colores. Hacen un trabajo espléndido para mantener viva la tradición hamaquera. La tiendita del museo tiene piezas únicas alusivas a la hamaca de hilo o maguey, a precios accesibles. Recomendadísimo. Gloria a las manos de la mujer rural.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Museum
“ It was amazing to see all the beautiful art and the way the family live in the 18 hundreds, out will not be disappointed. ”
  • 1 local recommends

Scenic lookouts

Beach
“Another option for beach goers. Tends to not be as busy as the beaches in Luquillo. ”
  • 44 locals recommend
Lighthouse
“Old light house, open to the public and the views are amazing, few minutes drive from the Villa. ”
  • 36 locals recommend
Trail
“Located at Arecibo, the Cueva del Indio is an area where the Taino Indians held tribal meetings and made numerous carvings in the walls of these natural limestone caves. To get to the impressive location there is a bit of a hike. Once you get through the trail, you will get to see multiple rock formations, in one of these formations lies the cave. To get to the cave there is a long wooden ladder at about 25 feet from the surface. Inside the cave you will be able to admire over 80 indigenous petroglyphs from our taino ancestors. these artifacts seem to date all the way back from 1200 to 1500 A.D. You will also be able to admire the beautiful ocean waves crashing on the rock formations. There is vast parking space and in the same location the attraction "Los siete arcos" is available. Please wear comfortable shoes. ”
  • 30 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“Located al Condado Ward, beautiful streets fulfilled by bars and great restaurants, and of course beautiful beaches.”
  • 42 locals recommend
Church
“The Cathedral is one block away from the 'Blue Room'. It will be 500 years old in 2021! It's actually the second oldest church in the Western Hemisphere, and the oldest church on U.S. soil. At the cathedral, you can visit the tomb of Ponce de León, the Spanish conquistador who served as the first Governor or Puerto Rico, the mummy of St. Pio and beautiful stained glass windows. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Outdoors & Recreation
“The Paseo Tablado La Guancha is a boardwalk in the La Guancha sector of the Playa barrio in the city of Ponce, Puerto Rico, facing the Caribbean Sea. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“Located in the coastal plain of southwestern Puerto Rico, this area is classified as a subtropical dry forest and known for its fabulous birdwatching opportunities. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Beach
“This large sandy beach has gentle waves but gets busy on weekends and holidays.”
  • 8 locals recommend

Historic sites

Castle
“You walk in and have a blend of history and breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean. Is a must while in Old San Juan”
  • 94 locals recommend
Castle
“Built in 1634 to protect San Juan from land attacks, the San Cristóbal Fort is the largest Spanish fort in the Americas covering some 27 acres of land. At the beginning of the experience, you can watch a short film that explai­­­ns the history of the fort and listen to an orientation offered by the staff every hour. Inside, you will find a main plaza used for troop formations and practices, a chapel, troop quarters, tunnels used by soldiers, artillery, and more. The observation post located in the third level gives you a beautiful ocean and city view.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Beach
“Jobos beach is a must. Make sure to go to the Pozo de Jacinto (Jacinto’s Well) and ask him about the cow.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Beach
“ Beautiful tour of the reserve and lighthouse educational and amazing views of the area, Must make reservations for tours In Spanish and English. (Close by in fajardo)”
  • 29 locals recommend
Beach
“Incredible private nature and historic reserve featuring protected mangroves, great birdwatching, and an iconic lighthouse.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Casa Blanca was built in 1521 and was the home for Governor Juan Ponce de Leon. today is a historic landmark museum.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Like the Paseo de Princesa, seeing the city from its original city gate puts all in perspective. Originally people arrived in San Juan by water and the layout of the city makes the most sense when you relive that experience. Again-- sunset it a great time to visit”
  • 9 locals recommend
Hotel
“Valet, hourly and daily parking available across from the hotel. It's a little pricey with limited number of parking spaces..”
  • 8 locals recommend

Libraries

Bookstore
“Nice spot with a cafe and a library to chill and read some books, while having a meal!”
  • 11 locals recommend
Library
“Bookstore with plenty of cultural activities. Also good coffee​ and pastries. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Library
“Visit our lovely Culebra Library. Please sign the guestbook. Donate some change if you would like. ”
  • 1 local recommends