Raices Fountain

Photo Credit: © Polly Peterson CC BY

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

You may enjoy staying in Old San Juan if you plan on visiting Raices Fountain, since those visiting this area of Puerto Rico will have the benefit of convenient access to the monument during their visit. Even though this location isn't swarming with tourists, you'll still find a reasonable selection of lodgings to pick from.

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
Fortaleza Guest House Guest house 0.3 mi. (0.3 km) ENE

Location and What's Nearby

Lively visitors may also be taken in by the region because of the ample availability of outdoor activities. Monument visitors also wishing to get in a game of golf can do so at the nearest course, Fort Buchanan Golf Club. Lazy days can also be filled with time at Escambrion Beach, the closest beach. Also, at least two other beach and golf attractions are situated in the surrounding area. Monument visitors will also find additional other interesting places to get away from the sun in the vicinity. There are a pair of attractions -Paseo La Princesa and La Princesa Promenade- both of which are located within a couple miles of this monument.



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

Contact Information

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

Location: Old San Juan, Puerto Rico


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