Welcome to San Juan, Puerto Rico

A city rich in culture and history

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A little about San Juan

San Juan has something to entertain everyone. Rich cultural heritage and architecture, beaches, gaming and incredible food and shopping. You will be fully engaged in San Juan.

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The history of San Juan

San Juan is the capital and most populous city in Puerto Rico. Founded in 1521 by Juan Ponce de León, who named it City of Puerto Rico (Rich Port). The capital of Puerto Rico is the oldest city under U.S. jurisdiction, but some people argue than St. Augustine, Florida, founded in 1565 is the oldest city in the continental United States. The history of San Juan begins a long time before its official foundation, in 1493, during his second voyage, Christopher Columbus landed in Puerto Rico. He named the island "San Juan Bautista", in honor of John the Baptist. But was not until 1508, that the Spanish government appointed Juan Ponce de León as the first governor of the island. He founded the original settlement in Caparra, now known as Pueblo Viejo, behind the almost land-locked harbor just to the west of the present metropolitan area and the city quickly became Spain's most important military outpost in the Caribbean.

Contact Information

Address:

San Juan, Puerto Rico
00902

Where is San Juan

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Businesses in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Here is a collection of local San Juan, Puerto Rico businesses. Clicking on the thumbnail image, or the blue "View Member" will take you to that businesses page. We've included some jump links so that you can easily navigate to different categories of businesses. Those, can be found directly below as icons. Or, there is a list of categories in the menu bar.

 

At Wind Chimes Inn

Lodging

Located in a restored Spanish villa

 

Hotel El Convento

Lodging

Nestled in the heart of Old San Juan

 

The Gallery Inn

Lodging

A stunning twenty-two room boutique hotel

 

Casa Blanca Museum

Museums / Attractions

A 16th century house was built for Ponce De Leon

 

Dragonfly

Restaurants

Old San Juan's most groundbreaking, hip, and talked about restaurant

 

Marmalade Restaurant and Wine Bar

Restaurants

Immerse and indulge yourself

 

Patio Del Nispero

Restaurants

Enjoy the best elegant al fresco dining

 

Boveda

Shopping

Over 100 artists and crafts persons represented

 

Cappalli

Shopping

Hip, modern and feminine clothing boutique

 

Concalma

Shopping

Clothing and handbags with purpose and style in mind

 

Watch and Company

Shopping

A large selection of unique jewelry and watches