Landmarks in Isla Verde

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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.

Museums

Museo de arte de Puerto Rico

In case you enjoy learning about other people and places, you should consider visiting a museum while on vacation in Isla Verde. Click on the each name to see additional information.

A landmark that often intrigues visitors is Museum of History, Anthropology and Art. It can be found at University Of Puerto Rico San Juan 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.

Attractions Map

Another landmark that often intrigues visitors is Museum Of Art Of Puerto Rico. It is found in Condado District, 3.1 mi. West of central Isla Verde. On Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday, the museum is open from 10:00am until 5:00pm. On Wednesday and Thursday, is is open from 10:00am until 8:00pm.

Museo de arte de Puerto Rico: Spanning 130,000 sq ft, the Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico has provided locals with access to contemporary artwork since 2000. Their permanent collection includes Puerto Rican and Latin works from the 16th century to present day.

The chart just below shows a few details regarding some museums you might enjoy in and around the area.

Museums In and Around Isla Verde
Name Phone Location
Ecourbano (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
Museo Tower (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 ext. 2241 or 2262 Condado District, 3.1 mi. West 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 History, Anthropology and Art (787) 763-3939 Rio Piedras, 2.9 mi. South West of Central Isla Verde

Historical Sites

Ateneo Puertorriqueño

In case you like to learn about the historical roots of an unfamiliar place, you might enjoy visiting a few of these historical sites during your vacation.

If you are looking to do some sight-seeing, visit 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 interesting landmark worth visiting is Plaza San Juan Bautista. It is located 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: Founded in 1876, Ateneo Puertorriqueño is the oldest and one of Puerto Rico's most important cultural institutions. It began as the first center for higher learning on the island, where some of the brightest minds have free lectures on the arts, and evolved into the center is it today featuring a school, library, museum, and performance hall.

Take some time to look through this table for information concerning historic sites nearby.

Historic Sites Near Isla Verde
Name Phone Location
Ateneo Puertorriqueño (809) 722-4839 Viejo San Juan, 6.2 mi. West-Northwest of Central Isla Verde
Casa De Los Dos Zaguanes (787) 724-5477 Old San Juan, 6.7 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
Plaza San Juan Bautista (831) 623-4526 Viejo San Juan, 6.0 mi. West-Northwest of Central Isla Verde
Spanish House -- Viejo San Juan, 6.1 mi. West-Northwest of Central Isla Verde

Miscellaneous Landmarks

Caballito del Mar

Guests can experience some other interesting local attractions nearby.

A landmark that often intrigues visitors is Bahia Urbana. It is located within Viejo San Juan, 6.0 mi. West-Northwest of central Isla Verde. Bahia Urbana contains open air venue by the San Juan waterfront. It hosts many diverse events including musical shows.

Another landmark that often intrigues visitors is Caballito del Mar. It is found within 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.

The table below summarizes more information about other kinds of places of interest to travelers.

Miscellaneous Landmarks Near Isla Verde
Name Type Location
Bahia Urbana 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

Keep in mind that you can find additional kinds attractions available. For more in formation concerning other attractions for Isla Verde, use this link.

 

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