4 | League Of Arts
Hotel El Convento is located a couple hundred yards (a few hundred meters) southeast of this convention, conference and meeting space center.
1 | Museo de Nuestra Raiz Africana
Located in Casa del Contrefueras, Museo de Nustra Raiz Afrcana is a sociological look at how slavery played a role in the history of Puerto Rico. Visitors often comment on the pit they feel in their stomach as they tour the museum and learn of the horrendous time in history, but would recommend it as an honest and enlightening look at the subject of slavery.
This museum is located a couple hundred yards (a few hundred meters) from Hotel El Convento, and is in the heart of downtown Old San Juan.
2 | San Jose Church & Plaza
3 | Pablo Casals Museum
Pablo Casals was a popular cellist from Puerto Rico who changed the face of classical music. Lovers of the style will certainly not want to miss the opportunity to get into Casals head by touring his once home.
San Jose Church & Plaza is a short distance to the west of this museum.
5 | Nono's Bar And Restaurant
This sports bar is located about a hundred yards (a couple hundred meters) from Hotel El Convento, and is at 100 San Sebastian Street.
6 | Aureola Cafe Restaurant
Live music, good drinks, and tasty food are business of Aureola Cafe.
This café is at 106 San Sebastian Street, and is less than a hundred yards (less than a hundred meters) from Nono's Bar And Restaurant.
7 | Museum Of Our African Heritage
African slavery was an issue in Puerto Rico just as it was in the United States, much of Europe, and the Caribbean. Learn about how slavery affected Puerto Rico at the Museum of Our African Heritage.
Travelers will be able to find this museum at 319 Calle Fortaleza, a couple hundred yards (a few hundred meters) from Hotel El Convento.
8 | Restaurante Baru
This restaurant is situated less than a hundred yards (about a hundred meters) from Museum Of Our African Heritage, and is at 150 San Sebastian.
9 | La Tortuga
Head less than a hundred yards (about a hundred meters) from Restaurante Baru to reach this bakery, which is situated on Corner of San Sebatian and San Jose.
10 | Ikon Restaurant & Bar
You can find this restaurant at 52 San Jose Street, a short distance from La Tortuga.
11 | Archbishop's Palace
Make your way a short distance from Hotel El Convento to reach this historical site.
12 | The Puerto Rico & Caribbean Advance Studies Center
Found at 52 Calle Cristo, this research and information services is located a short distance from Archbishop's Palace.
13 | Patio del Nispero
Gourmet dining can be found in Old San Juan at Patio del Nispero, a restaurant located on the property of Hotel El Convento. Open air dining allows guests fresh air as they dine on breakfast and lunch.
Those choosing Hotel El Convento can enjoy this restaurant anytime, as it's located right on-site.
14 | Pizza e Birra
Known as one of the best restaurants in Old San Juan, Pizza e Birra is located at Hotel El Convento. Here, guests can dine on fine Italian fare and pizza.
This restaurant is at Hotel El Convento.
15 | El Picoteo
Dine on true Spanish fare at El Picoteo in Hotel El Convento. Whether you want to sample a selection of tapas, or go for a full meal, the perfect wine pairing is waiting to complement each menu on the item.
Visitors will find this restaurant on the premises of Hotel El Convento.
16 | El Sol De Mexicano
This restaurant is at 200 H-5 Del Sol Street, and is a short distance from El Picoteo.
17 | Vivant Boutique
Visitors will be able to find this boutique at 99 Cristo Street, a short distance from El Sol De Mexicano.
18 | El Buren Restaurant
Go a stone's throw yards (less than a hundred meters) from Vivant Boutique to reach this restaurant, which is located at 103 Cristo Street.
19 | Mi Pequeno San Juan
Bring a San Juan home into your home. Mi Pequeno sells hand made miniature versions of famous buildings and structures in San Juan.
At El Buren Restaurant you will reach this gift and souvenir shops, which is located at 107 Calle Cristo.
20 | Casa Don Q
Explore and learn about the history of Puerto Rico's best selling rum company at this museum.
This bar can be found in the heart of downtown Old San Juan, and is about a hundred yards (a couple hundred meters) from Hotel El Convento.
21 | Casa De Los Dos Zaguanes
Found on San José Street, this historical site is located a short distance from Casa Don Q.
24 | Villa Herencia
Villa Herencia is a hotel in Old San Juan, located right in the midst of the city's rich history from the colonial architecture all around to the cobblestone road out-front. Guestrooms are cozy and are fitted with premium pillow-top mattresses, and the hotel is located near the best the city has including shopping, restaurants, bars, clubs, historical tours, and more.
This B & B is situated at 23 Caleta Las Monjas, and is a short distance from Hotel El Convento.
22 | Paseo De Morro
Located at the San Juan National Historic Site, Paseo de Morro is a trail that surrounds the city of Old San Juan, a path that directly corresponds with the masonry walls. Guests are welcome to walk the trail to learn more about the history of Old San Juan.
This historical site is located near the heart of downtown Old San Juan, a short distance from Hotel El Convento.
23 | Plaza De La Rogativa
This park is located within walking distance from Paseo De Morro.
25 | Children's Museum
The Children's Museum in San Juan is a great place to take the island's youngest set to learn about a wide variety of subjects, from arts and science to history. There are plenty of fun hands on activities and exhibits that will get every child interested in learning.
You can find this museum at 150 Calle Cristo, less than a hundred yards (about a hundred meters) from Hotel El Convento.
26 | Plaza Felisa Rincon De Gautier
Travelers can find this park a stone's throw yards (less than a hundred meters) from Children's Museum.
27 | Tropical Taste Restaurant
This restaurant is situated in the heart of downtown Old San Juan, and is less than a hundred yards (less than a hundred meters) from Plaza Felisa Rincon De Gautier.
28 | Spicy Caribbee
The local spices and concoctions that Spicy Caribee serves are not for the weak; these spices are hot!
This gift and souvenir shops is a short distance from Tropical Taste Restaurant, and is at 154 Calle Cristo.
29 | El Galpon
If you are looking for a souvenir, but are not looking for magnets or snow-globes, check out El Galpon for some authentic Puerto Rican hats and other gifts.
This gift and souvenir shops is located a short distance from Spicy Caribbee, and is at 154 Calle Cristo.
30 | Kamel International Bazaar
33 | Museo Felisa Rincaan
Museo Felisa Rincaan de Gautier celebrates the life of none other than Felisa Rincaan de Gautier, a public figure in San Juan who, among other things, serves as mayor of the town. She worked throughout her whole life to improve Puerto Rico, and now she is honored with a museum that discusses her life and all that she worked to achieve.
This museum is about a hundred yards (a few hundred meters) from Hotel El Convento, and is at 51 Caleta de San Juan.
34 | Caleta
Ideally located near many of the most important attractions including the Governor's Mansion and the San Juan Gate, this property, which is well-cared for and inexpensive considering its locale, is also known for its superb views of the harbor.
Travel a short distance from Museo Felisa Rincaan de Gautier to find this hotel, which is situated at 312 San Francisco Street.
31 | Cathedral Of San Juan Bautista
As one of the oldest cathedrals in the New World, the Cathedral of San Juan Bautista is rich in history and tradition.
Situated toward the center of downtown Old San Juan, this Catholic church is located less than a hundred yards (about a hundred meters) from Hotel El Convento.
32 | Cathedral of San Juan Bautista
The Cathedral is one of the oldest in the Americas, with construction started in 1521, less than thirty years after Christopher Columbus' first voyage. Since its final completion in 1529, mass has been held here and continues to be today.
This historical site is on the same premises as Cathedral Of San Juan Bautista.
39 | El Meson Sandwiches
When nothing will satisfy your hungry quite like a bursting submarine sandwich, El Meson Sandwiches is the place to turn. Fresh baked bread serves as the base to each sandwich, and from then you choose what goes inside.
Travel a stone's throw yards (less than a hundred meters) from State Department to get to this fast food restaurant, which is situated at 163 San Francisco.
35 | Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store
36 | Cucina di Ivo
Fine, authentic Italian fare can be found at La Cucina di Ivo, a family-owned establishment in Old San Juan.
This grill is located a stone's throw yards (a stone's throw meters) from Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store, and is at 202 Cristo Street.
37 | Exodo Art Gallery
Art, at its core is a means of expression by the artists, but can be interpreted anew with each view. At Exodo Art Gallery, you are invited to find deeper meaning in each painting on the wall and each sculpture on display.
This art gallery can be found at 200-B Cristo Street, and is a stone's throw yards (less than a hundred meters) from La Cucina di Ivo.
There are 39 local places of interest currently shown on the map above, all found a half mile from Hotel El Convento. The hotel is located close to 13 restaurant choices (see the red pins) and 12 attractions (seen in brown). Travelers seeking a rainy day activity or relief from the Caribbean sun might enjoy visiting one of the area's many museums, including Children's Museum (map no. 25) and Museo Felisa Rincaan de Gautier (map no. 33).
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