Puerto Rico's Culture
By: Sierah Davis
Famous things in Puerto Rico
Foods of Puerto Rico
Famous Dances of Puerto Rico
These dances are self expressions of their heritage. One famous dance is called Salsa. It was first created around the 1960's. It has six steps that are danced over eight counts. Another dance is called " Bailes de las Montanas". Its a folkloric dance. It describes the hardworking people who worked on plantations and inland farms for coffee beans. The last dance is called the "Bomba". This expresses how they felt in the 17th century. It shows aggression and rage being released from their condition.
Famous people of Puerto Rico
Miguel Cotto is one famous person of Puerto Rico. he is famous due to his boxing career. He won world world champion ships in three weight divisions. The next person is Jose Davila. He was a famous poet in in the 1940's. The last person is Narciso Figueroa. He was a musician and composer in 1959.
El Yunque: it is a tropical mountainous rain forest. it receives more than 200 inches of rain per year. It has 400 different plant species living there.
Castillo De San Cristobal: It is a fort on San Juan. Spain built it to protect against the land base attacks of San Juan.
Arecibo Observatory: it is the world's largest radio telescope. It is 1,000 ft. It has taken a large part in astronomy.
La ceiba de pounce: it is a passive park. it has an historic center piece, which is a tree called the Ceiba that is the foundation of the city.
El Morro: this is national monument. For at least 400 years it has guarded the San Juan bay.