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

Totem is located in Old San Juan, so those visiting this part of Puerto Rico will have easy access to this monument for the duration of their trip. There are a respectable number of hotels around the area around Totem.

Hotels near Totem
Hotel Type Distance Direction
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 -- --
Sj Suites Hotel Hotel 0.3 mi. (0.2 km) SE

Location and What's Nearby

And, one of the most enjoyable options while spending some time exploring the area could be having fare at a restaurant within traveling distance of this monument. Nono's Bar And Restaurant is a convenient sports bar and also the closest restaurant. Nono's Bar And Restaurant is only about about a hundred yards away from this site's location, so stop in and place your order. Aureola Cafe Restaurant and La Tortuga are some of the additional nearby lunch and dinner possibilities. At La Tortuga you and your party will be able to try a bit of Italian fare and experience the Puerto Rico culture.


Contact Information

Location: Calle Morovis, San Juan, Puerto Rico


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