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Fiestas de Santiago Apóstol

Puerto Rico’s African soul is unveiled for 10 days every July during the Fiestas de Santiago Apóstol, a cultural extravaganza of drumming, masked dancers and hybrid religious iconography in honor of St James, the...

Top ChoiceArts & Crafts in Loíza

Artesanías Castor Ayala

This family-run shop sells some of the best vejigantes (Puerto Rican masks) on the island. The patriarch, Castor Ayala, began making and selling the coconut masks in the 1950s. He taught his craft to his...

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Estudio de Arte Samuel Lind

This studio showcases the spectacular artwork of Samuel Lind, a master artist whose work is inspired by the culture and natural beauty of Loíza. Lind walks visitors through his studio, explaining the ideas behind...

Church in Loíza

Parroquia del Espíritu Santo y San Patricio

At the northern end of Plaza de Loíza, this neoclassic church stands proudly above the surrounding modest modern buildings. It dates from 1645 and takes its name from the patron saint of Ireland to honor Puerto...

Cultural Center in Loíza

Centro Cultural Loíza

Loíza's Cultural Center has several displays of masks and costumes worn during the town's popular Fiestas de Santiago Apostól. Glass cases also contain a modest collection of indigenous artifacts found in the...