Viejo Alcaldía

Puerto Rico

The old city hall, which acts as a dividing line between the city’s two central squares, is a classic example of a 19th-century colonial municipal building, with its stately facade and cool inner courtyard. The building currently serves as a police station and as headquarters for San Germán’s rather low-key tourist office.

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1. Museo de la Historia de San Germán

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Recently spruced up, the town’s museum is one of the few historical buildings in San Germán where you can enter, look around and fully experience local…

2. Casa Morales

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This Victorian-era house was built soon after the American occupation in 1898. With its gables, porches and roof turrets, it's redolent of a Queen Anne…

3. Catedral de San Germán de Auxerre

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San Germán’s cathedral, at the top (west) end of town is named for the town’s patron saint and is noticeably grander than the diminutive Iglesia de Porta…

4. Iglesia de Porta Coeli

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This small, squat building might not look like much from the outside, but it is actually one of the oldest surviving ecclesial buildings in the Americas…

5. Casa Perichi

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Situated on the San Germán main drag, this 1920s estate has been on the National Register of Historic Places since 1986. Its eclectic architectural style,…

6. Iglesia de Porta Coeli Museum

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A tiny museum inside San Germán's ancient Iglesia de Porta Coeli. It displays statues of the black Virgin of Montserrat, folksy carvings of Christ…

7. Casa Acosta y Flores

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Built in 1917 in a crisscross of styles, this house to the east of San Germán's architecturally rich center exhibits elements of Creole, Victorian and art…

8. Casa de Lola Rodríguez de Tió

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Built in 1843 in a neoclassical Creole style and said to be an excellent example of local 19th-century domestic architecture, this house is reputedly San…