Isla Verde Landmarks

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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

If you like to explore other cultures and places, you might want to visit a museum during your vacation. To get additional information regarding each museum, just click on the name.

Museo de arte de Puerto Rico is a museum on the outskirts of Isla Verde. The West Wing of the museum features 14 exhibition galleries and the museum's permanent collection. The East Wing, meanwhile, houses a 400-seat theater, two exhibition galleries, art studios, a computer lab, and a classroom.

Attractions Map

Many travelers also choose to visit Museum of History, Anthropology and Art. It is found within University Of Puerto Rico San Juan and located in Rio Piedras, 2.9 mi. South West of central Isla Verde. The exhibits can vary greatly, from skeletons and mummies, to artifacts, pictures, and paintings. It is tough to say exactly what you will see when you go as the university constantly changes what is on display.

Museum Of Art Of Puerto Rico: The collection of artwork begins with works created in the 17th century and continue on through to the works of today. Mediums run the gamut, including print work, photography, painting, sculpture, drawing, and new media.

The following chart enables you to get more details on some museums you might enjoy in and around Isla Verde.

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 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

Historical Sites

Ateneo Puertorriqueño

Do you like learning about the history of places you visit? If so, you should consider visiting one or two of these historical attractions while vacationing in Isla Verde.

A landmark worth visiting is Fuerte San Geronimo. It is located on Viejo San Juan, 4.6 mi. West-Northwest of central Isla Verde. Visitors to San Juan who want to visit the fort will need to go through the Caribe Hilton Hotel, which is the organization that manages the fort. You will need to contact them for up to date information as to accessibility, as they have been known to close it to the public for various reasons.

Many travelers also choose to visit Plaza San Juan Bautista. It is located on 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.

Take a minute to read the table below to see 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

Travelers may explore some other interesting places to visit close to Isla Verde.

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. 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 popular destination is Caballito del Mar. It is located 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: Most people stop at the Raices Fountain as the tour Old San Juan. The bronze sculpture represented the combination of Amerindian, African, and Spanish culture.

Other kinds of landmarks nearby. can be seen below.

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

If you would prefer having more attractions beyond the category on this page, you might want to find others. Make your way to this article regarding even more attractions if you're interested in learning additional information.

 

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