Puerto Rico

By: Jack Brown

La bibioteca

Law School Library, University of Puerto Rico

  • Founded in 1913
  • Universidad, San Juan
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El Café

Café Puerto Rico

  • The main dishes that they serve is fish, they also serve Beef, Pork and Chicken.
  • It is also interesting how the menu is in both English and Spanish.
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El cine

El Cine Roosevelt

  • The movie theater is built into the shape of a Airplane hanger
  • Built September 4, 1945
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El Estadio

Hiram Bithorn Stadium

  • It is named after the first Puerto Rican player in the Major's
  • He played in 1942 with the Chicago Cubs
  • The stadium was built in 1962
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La Iglesia

Cathedral of San Juan Bautista

  • Roman Catholic Cathedral
  • Second oldest Cathedral in the America's
  • Constructed of wood in 1521 and was later rebuilt because of a hurricane
  • Holds tomb to the spanish explorer and settlement founder Juan Ponce de León
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Las Montañas

Cordillera Central

  • It means Central Mountain Range
  • Is the main mountain range in Puerto Rico
  • The peak is Cerro de Punta at a elevation of 4,357
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El Monumento

La Rogativa

  • Was made out of bronze
  • Rogativa means "The procession"
  • Legend about a Catholic Bishop and his companions who made a procession in faith holding crosses, torches, and chanting during an invasion by the British on the city in 1797.
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El Museo

Museo de Arte de Ponce

  • Western art from the 14th century to present
  • Offers both a English and Spanish website
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El Parque Nacional

San Juan National Historic site

  • Is comprised of Castillo San Felipe del Morro, Castillo San Cristobal, most of the city walls, the San Juan Gate and Fort San Juan de la Cruz just across the entrance to the bay
  • Spanish spent over 250 years fortifying the prized location of Puerto Rico
  • Spain controlled all access in and out of the Caribbean
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La Playa

Flamenco Beach

  • Considered the second most beautiful beach in the world
  • White sandy beach
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El parque de Diversiones

Toro Verde Natural Adventure Park

  • Zip lining, manuevering across suspended bridges, climbing up & rappeling down rock walls, and mountain biking
  • 316 acres
  • Course takes about 2 to 3 hours to complete
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El Lago

Dos Bocas Lake

  • Lake was created in 1942 when a dam was built
  • One of the Islands water reserves
  • Ferries operate up and down the lake
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La plaza

Plaza de Armas

  • Old San Juan's main square
  • Four statues representing the four seasons
  • All are over 100 years old
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El zoologico

Dr. Juan A. Rivero Zoo

  • 45-acre
  • Only zoo in Puerto Rico
  • Animals from all continents
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El templo

Taino Settlement

  • Lived from 600 to 1500 A.D.
  • Sub Group to the Arawak Indians
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