Photo Credit: © Ricardo Mangual CC

Hard to miss, this giant native-style totem pole juts out of the ground and goes forty feet into the air. It was built in 1992 to commemorate the native culture, and has since then become a popular spot for photograph taking tourists and relaxing locals.


It is not easy to miss the Totem, as it does not quite fit in with the Spanish-Style Colonial District. All along the sides of the pole is carvings of various images, so be sure to see how many you can spot.

Staying Close

Old San Juan is a good option for those wishing to visit Totem, because those staying in this area of Puerto Rico will have easy access to this monument during their time there. There are a fair number of lodgings in the neighborhood around this monument.

Hotels near Totem
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Tree House in San Juan Hostel 0.1 mi. (0.2 km) E
Hotel El Convento Hotel 0.1 mi. (0.2 km) SSE
Villa Herencia B & B 0.1 mi. (0.2 km) S
The Caleta Guesthouse Hotel 0.2 mi. (0.2 km) S
The Gallery Inn Hotel 0.2 mi. (0.3 km) E
Hotel Plaza de Armas Old San Juan Hotel 0.2 mi. (0.1 km) SE
CasaBlanca Hotel Hotel -- --

Location and What's Nearby

Active travelers will additionally be charmed by the area because of the opportunities for open-air pursuits. Travelers who are interested in trying out their skills around the golf course, can do so at the most convenient golfing opportunity, which is Fort Buchanan Golf Club. If playing a few rounds of golf doesn't excite you, other outdoor options exist, including Escambrion Beach, which is the closest coastline to visit. But, an additional selection of beach and golf options are located in the vicinity. Guests will also find multiple indoor places to visit in the vicinity. You'll find a pair of other places nearby you may want to visit -Plaza V Centenario and Galeria Nacional Museum- both of which are found a short distance from this monument.


Contact Information

Location: Calle Morovis, Old San Juan, Puerto Rico


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