Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña
Once a home for the poor, this buff building with green trim houses the executive offices of this institute. Its sheltered plazas are...
Built as a barracks for the Spanish militia in the early 19th century, this tropical villa in the field leading up to El Morro long...
Museo de las Américas
The Museo de las Américas gives an overview of cultural development in the New World. It features changing exhibitions and Caribbean...
Casa Blanca information
First constructed in 1521 as a residence for Puerto Rico’s pioneering governor, Juan Ponce de León (who died before he could move in), the Casa Blanca is the oldest continuously occupied house in the western hemisphere. For the first 250 years after its construction it served as the ancestral home for the de León family. In 1779 it was taken over by the Spanish military, then with the change of Puerto Rico’s political status in 1898, it provided a base for US military commanders until 1966. Today it is a historic monument containing a museum, secluded grounds, a chain of fountains and an Alhambra-style courtyard. The interior rooms are decked out with artifacts from the 16th to the 20th century.