Overcrowded by hotels, restaurants, and high-end shopping centers -- not to mention the main international airport, Isla Verde has little to no landmarks located directly within city limits. To soak up local culture, however, you need only travel to the surrounding towns such as Old San Juan.
Assuming you like to explore other cultures and places, you might enjoy visiting a museum while on vacation in Isla Verde. To see additional information concerning each museum, you can click on the name.
Museo de arte de Puerto Rico is a museum on the edge of Isla Verde. Spanning 130,000 square feet, the Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico has worked towards providing the Puerto Rican public with access to contemporary artwork since 2000. There is a permanent collection of Puerto Rican and Latin art from the 16th century to present, plus a number of educational programs that are available to educate the public and raise awareness about the world of visual arts.
Another landmark that often intrigues visitors is Museum of History, Anthropology and Art. It can be found at and located in Rio Piedras, 2.9 mi. South West of central Isla Verde. This small museum is actually just part of the full museum, which is closed to the public. The rotating exhibits that the museum does offer, however, is diverse, high quality, and sure to be a hit by any history buff.
Museum Of Art Of Puerto Rico: The Museum of Art of Puerto Rico is the premier visual arts museum on the island. Housed inside the museum is a collection of over 1,100 pieces of art work, all created by Puerto Rican artists.
The chart right below lists a few details concerning some museums worth checking out in and around the area.
|(787) 792-2252||Ocean Park, 2.4 mi. West-Northwest of Central Isla Verde|
|El Arsenal De La Marina: Gallery||(787) 723-3068||Old San Juan, 6.5 mi. West of Central Isla Verde|
|(787) 725-6363||Ocean Park, 2.4 mi. West-Northwest of Central Isla Verde|
|Museo de Arte Contemporaneo||(787) 977-4030||Condado District, 3.7 mi. West of Central Isla Verde|
|Museo de Artes Populares||--||Old San Juan, 6.7 mi. West-Northwest of Central Isla Verde|
|Museo de arte de Puerto Rico||(787) 977-6277||Ocean Park, 2.4 mi. West-Northwest of Central Isla Verde|
|Museum Of Art Of Puerto Rico||(787) 977-6277||Condado District, 3.1 mi. West of Central Isla Verde|
|Museum Of Our African Heritage||(787) 724-4294||Old San Juan, 6.7 mi. West-Northwest of Central Isla Verde|
|Museum of History, Anthropology and Art||(787) 763-3939||Rio Piedras, 2.9 mi. South West of Central Isla Verde|
Enjoy discovering the history of foreign countries? If that's the case, you might want to visit a few of these historical sites during your vacation.
A landmark that often intrigues visitors is Fuerte San Geronimo. It is situated on Viejo San Juan, 4.6 mi. West-Northwest of central Isla Verde. Fortín de San Gerónimo was built to replace the original "El Boqueron" that was destroyed in 1598 by the British Navy. After the completion, and the renovation of other forts in San Juan, San Geronimo became the first line of defense in the case of an attack.
Another landmark worth visiting is Plaza San Juan Bautista. It is found within Viejo San Juan, 6.0 mi. West-Northwest of central Isla Verde. Once used as a parade route for Spanish Troops, now Plaza San Juan Bautista is now a National Historic Landmark where visitors can view a number of historic buildings and sculptures.
Ateneo Puertorriqueño: Tourists are welcome to tour the on-site museum, which features historical documents and island memorabilia, as well as attend cultural productions such as plays and concerts put on by the center. The main goal of Ateneo Puertorriqueño is to promote the arts amongst Puerto Ricans, so much of the facilities offerings are geared towards locals.
You can look through this table for a list of historic sites nearby.
|Ateneo Puertorriqueño||(809) 722-4839||Viejo San Juan, 6.2 mi. West-Northwest of Central Isla Verde|
|Casa Ramon Power y Giralt||(787) 722-5834||Old San Juan, 6.6 mi. West-Northwest of Central Isla Verde|
|Fort San Cristóbal||(787) 729-6777||Viejo San Juan, 6.2 mi. West-Northwest of Central Isla Verde|
|Fuerte San Geronimo||--||Viejo San Juan, 4.6 mi. West-Northwest of Central Isla Verde|
|--||Viejo San Juan, 6.2 mi. West-Northwest of Central Isla Verde|
|Plaza San Juan Bautista||(831) 623-4526||Viejo San Juan, 6.0 mi. West-Northwest of Central Isla Verde|
|--||Viejo San Juan, 6.1 mi. West-Northwest of Central Isla Verde|
Travelers may explore some other interesting sites to visit close to Isla Verde.
A landmark that often intrigues visitors is. It is located on Viejo San Juan, 6.0 mi. West-Northwest of central Isla Verde. Walk along the Southern Side of Old San Juan on this scenic trail that stands as a testament to the economic and cultural power of Puerto Rico. Here you will find sculptures, monuments, and other art, as well as restaurants, stores, water activities, and ever changing live entertainment.
Another common landmark for vacationers is Caballito del Mar. It is situated on Viejo San Juan, 6.1 mi. West-Northwest of central Isla Verde. Created by local artist Jose Ignacio Morales, this tall seahorse stands against the city for all walking along the Bahia Urbana to appreciate.
Raices Fountain: One of the most romantic spots in Old San Juan, Raices Fountain is an important testimant to the cultures that built the island of Puerto Rico and made it the melting pot that it is today. Designed by architect Miguel Carlo and completed in May of 1992, this fountain honors the island's heritage.
Some of the other kinds of landmarks close to Isla Verde can be seen below.
|Scenic Trail||Viejo San Juan, 6.0 mi. West-Northwest of Central Isla Verde|
|Caballito del Mar||Monument||Viejo San Juan, 6.1 mi. West-Northwest of Central Isla Verde|
|Raices Fountain||Monument||Old San Juan, 6.7 mi. West of Central Isla Verde|
|Totem||Monument||Old San Juan, 6.8 mi. West-Northwest of Central Isla Verde|
If you are looking for a wider variety of attractions beyond just these, you should consider other locations. To read a more detailed discussion of other attractions, check out this page.
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