Tag Archive | Old San Juan Puerto Rico

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!

Encanta la Ciudad Vieja de San Juan~

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Love the Old City of San Juan Puerto Rico!

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It reminds me of an old walled European city.
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But with larger American cars,
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that mess up photos! Laughing…..

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Old San Juan was founded in 1506 by Spain and some of the old buildings, need to be rennovated, which would be so much fun to do!
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Others are meticulously well maintained.
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When I come home everything looks beige by comparison.

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Don’t you love such creative use of color?

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Hope the vibrant architecture of beautiful Old San Juan cheers your day!