Parque de las Palomas
Capilla del Cristo
Over the centuries, tens of thousands of penitents have come to pray for miracles at the Capilla del Cristo, the tiny outdoor sanctuary...
Casa del Libro
Bibliophiles will be in awe of this tiny but worthwhile collection of more than 5000 manuscripts and texts that date back 2000 years....
Paseo de la Princesa
Evoking a distinctly European feeling, the Paseo de la Princesa is a 19th-century esplanade just outside the city walls. Lined with...
Hidden in plain sight amidst the tourist masses, this little gem of a restaurant is lauded for its vegetarian and seafood fare. Take a...
Parque de las Palomas information
On the southern end of Calle del Cristo, Parque de las Palomas is in a tree-shaded cobblestone courtyard on the top of the city wall, with excellent views of Bahía de San Juan and the criss-crossing water traffic that includes Brobdingnagian cruise ships.
Paloma means ‘dove’ or ‘pigeon’ and it’s the latter you’ll encounter in the hundreds. With a lot more class than their often-scrabbling-about urban bretheren, these pigeons fly in and out of dovecote-like holes in the wall and offer up a chorus of coos when at rest. Some folks come to the park just to feed them; buy birdseed from a vendor by the gate.