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05/03/2020

What is the Paseo de la Princesa?

What is the Paseo de la Princesa?

Paseo de la Princesa (Walk of the Princess) begins in Old San Juan near the cruise docks and takes you through a shaded walkway, past a beautiful fountain, along the water and outside the city walls.

Why is it called Paseo de la Princesa?

Paseo de la Princesa means “Walkway of the Princess”. It gets its name from an old 1837 building on the promenade known as “La Princesa”. This building served as the city’s prison in the nineteenth century, and now houses Puerto Rico’s Tourism Company today.

How long is Paseo de la Princesa?

about 980 feet
The Basics. The Paseo de la Princesa stretches for about 980 feet (300 meters), ending at the magnificent Raíces Fountain. Along the way, local vendors and stalls offer refreshments and souvenirs.

How long is Paseo del Morro?

The Paseo del Morro, from the San Juan gate to El Morro, is around 2.5 kilometres (1.5 miles) long and the walkway is open daily from 9:00 to 18:00. Visitors can follow the path around to the north of El Morro and climb a flight of stairs, which leads to the esplanade at the front of the fort.

What is the Raices Fountain?

The Raíces (Roots) Fountain was commissioned to commemorate the 500th Anniversary of the discovery of America and also to celebrate Puerto Rican culture. The basin represents the sea and the pedestal the island of Puerto Rico. Each sculpture represents an aspect of Puerto Rican history, culture, or character.

What is La Perla PR?

La Perla is a historical shanty town astride the northern historic city wall of Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, stretching about 650 yards (600 m) along the rocky Atlantic coast immediately east of the Santa Maria Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery and down the slope from (north of) Calle Norzagaray.

Is Paseo del Morro open?

The Paseo del Morro is open every day from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. San Juan National Historic Site is comprised of Castillo San Felipe del Morro, Castillo San Cristóbal, Fort San Juan de La Cruz (El Cañuelo), the San Juan Gate, Paseo del Morro and most of the City Wall.

Why is Raices Fountain important?

At the waterfront end of Paseo de la Princesa, this fountain was built to commemorate the 500th anniversary of Spain’s ‘discovery’ of the New World. The fountain depicts bronze gods and goddesses of Taíno, European and African descent to represent the racial and ethnic roots of the Puerto Rican people.