Mercado de Río Piedras
Museo de Antropología, Historia y Arte
This small but quite engaging museum of anthropology, history and art is worth a stop to see examples of the trove of Taíno artifacts...
Estación Experimental Agrícola de Puerto Rico
This 75-acre tract of greenery is the site of the Estación Experimental Agrícola de Puerto Rico , but is open to the public. Hiking...
Aventuras Tierra Adentro
Aventuras Tierra Adentro is a favorite store for climbers and hikers in Puerto Rico. It’s also a tour operator specializing in...
This unfussy Mexican place near the university does burritos, nachos and empanadas muy rápido with all the right ingredients. A great...
Paseo de Diego · interesting places nearby
Mercado de Río Piedras information
If you like the smell of fish and oranges, the bustle of people, and trading jests in Spanish as you bargain for a bunch of bananas, this market is for you. As much a scene as a place to shop, the market continues the colonial tradition of an indoor market that spills into the streets.
Four long blocks of shops and inexpensive restaurants lining Paseo de Diego and facing the market have been closed to auto traffic, turning the whole area into an outdoor mall. You can shop or just watch as the local citizens negotiate for everything from chuletas (pork chops) to camisas (shirts). The market and stores along Paseo de Diego open from early morning to late evening, Monday to Saturday.