Landmarks on Vieques

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In spite of the island's small size and secluded nature, there are actually several important landmarks that tourists should consider checking out.  These sites tend to be ruins that tell the tale of how Vieques came to be the destination it is today just by allowing visitors to look around and explore on their own. 

Museums

Attractions Map

If you like to become more aware of other people and places, you should consider visiting a museum while on vacation on Vieques. To see complete information regarding each museum, just click on the name.

One popular destination is Vieques Conservation and Historical Trust. It is located in Esperanza, Vieques. The Vieques Trust manages several facilities around the island including the History and Culture Museum, Marine Life Exhibit, William and Mary Littleford Pavillion, Baker BioBay Room, and VCHT Garden.

The chart just below offers some details regarding some available museums on Vieques.

Museums On Vieques
Name Phone Location
Esperanza Archaeological Museum -- 1.5 mi. West of Central Esperanza
Vieques Conservation and Historical Trust (787) 741-8850 0.3 mi. South of Central Esperanza

Historical Sites

If you enjoy exploring the historical roots of foreign countries, you might enjoy visiting a few of these historical sites during your vacation.

A landmark worth visiting is Fortín Conde De Mirasol. It is found in Isabel Segunda, Vieques. Built in 1845, Fortin Conde De Mirasol was eventually turned into a prison and place of execution for many prisoner. Near complete ruins by the late 1900's, the Institute of Puerto Rican Culture restored the complex, finishing in 1991.

Check out this table for a listing of sites of historical interest on Vieques.

Historic Sites On Vieques
Name Phone Location
Abandoned Bunkers -- 7.0 mi. West-Southwest of Central Isabel Segunda
Fortín Conde De Mirasol (787) 741-1717 1.4 mi. Northeast of Central Barriada Monte Santo
Sugar Mill Ruins Vieques -- 6.3 mi. South West of Central Isabel Segunda

Miscellaneous Landmarks

Visitors may explore some other interesting sites worth visiting on Vieques.

If the functional aspects of life by the sea interest you, consider visiting Punta Mulas Lighthouse. Listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, Punta Mulas Lighthouse now houses a museum with information regarding the maritime history of not only Vieques and Puerto Rico, but of the Americas as well.

Other kinds of landmarks on the island are listed down below.

Miscellaneous Landmarks On Vieques
Name Type Location
Puerto Ferro Lighthouse Lighthouse 3.8 mi. South-Southeast of Central Isabel Segunda
Punta Mulas Lighthouse Lighthouse 1.7 mi. North of Central Barriada Monte Santo

Bear in mind, you will find additional kinds attractions available. To navigate to our guide to other attractions, see this page.

 

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