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

Raices Fountain is located in Old San Juan, meaning visitors to this region of Puerto Rico will have easy access to this monument during their visit. Although the area isn't a major hub for tourism, you'll nevertheless find a fair number of accommodations to choose 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
Tree House in San Juan Hostel 0.3 mi. (0.2 km) N

Location and What's Nearby

Spry guests may additionally be attracted by the area because of the options for outdoor options. Monument visitors who would also like to work on their golf game will be pleased to learn of the closest golf course to the museum, Fort Buchanan Golf Club. Many moments can also be spent at Escambrion Beach, the most close-by beach. Still, many other outdoor choices remain in the neighborhood. Guests will also find a fair number of indoor attractions in the vicinity. Just a short distance away you will find two additional alluring attractions close by--Paseo La Princesa and La Princesa Promenade.



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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