Front view of Casa Rosa.

Casa Rosa

San Juan

Built in 1812, this tropical pink villa first served as barracks for Spanish troops. In 1881, it was converted into officers’ quarters. The building has since been restored and is used as a day-care center for the children of government workers.

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