Palacio de Santa Catalina~

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The Palacio in Old San Juan is the oldest continuously occupied executive mansion in the New World. Construction started in 1533. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site and is currently occupied by the Governor of Puerto Rico and his family. (Please click to enlarge).

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The Palacio is built on a prime ocean view spot in Old San Juan and is surrounded by La Forteleza or the old fort walls.

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The stunning interiors are like stepping into old Spain.

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The gardens are tropical with fruit, vegetables and flowers in abundance. Fountains and tile mosaics abound.

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The views are simply spectacular.
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Adjoining the residence, is El Hospital, la Cofradía de Nuestra Señora de la Concepción, built in 1556 and currently run by catholic nursing nuns for elderly patients.
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I wouldn’t want to be a poltician, but I would love to stay in this house! Saludos a usted!

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