Raices Fountain

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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.

What to Expect

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.

The Raices Fountain was built to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the New World. The collection of bronze statues in the fountain honors Puerto Rico's heritage and the backdrop of San Juan Bay only makes the setting that much more beautiful.

Staying Close

Old San Juan is a good option for those wishing to visit Raices Fountain, since travelers to this part of Puerto Rico will have the benefit of easy access to this monument for the duration of their trip. There are a fair number of hotels in the neighborhood surrounding Raices Fountain.

Hotels near Raices Fountain
Hotel Type Distance Direction
CasaBlanca Hotel Hotel -- --
The Caleta Guesthouse Hotel 0.1 mi. (0.2 km) N
Hotel Plaza de Armas Old San Juan Hotel 0.2 mi. (0.1 km) NE
Villa Herencia B & B 0.2 mi. (0.2 km) N
Hotel El Convento Hotel 0.2 mi. (0.2 km) N
Sj Suites Hotel Hotel 0.3 mi. (0.2 km) ENE
Tree House in San Juan Hostel 0.3 mi. (0.2 km) N

Location and What's Nearby

If you find yourself hungry after viewing the monument, no problem -- you will find a great concentration of food offerings near this attraction. La Danza Bar & Restaurant is a great locale to enjoy a meal on your way to visiting this monument, and is very close-by, making it a great option for its patrons. Cafe El Punto and La Cucina di Ivo are some of the other restaurant choices nearby. At La Cucina di Ivo you should be sure to try a bit of Italian dishes and experience the flavors of Puerto Rico.

Information

Payment

There is no fee for guests to take a look at the fountain.

Contact Information

Location: Old San Juan, Puerto Rico

Website: http://www.puertorico.com/blog/the-raices-fountain-of-old-san-juan

 

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