San Juan, revisited

Tags: Puerto Rico, San Juan

Date: January 12, 2018

From Icacos Cay we went to San Juan and stayed in the Club Nautico Marina. On our walk into the old part of San Juan we went past a huge and very pretty mosaic commemorating Felisa Rincón de Gautier, aka Doña Fela, who was the first woman to be elected as the Mayor of a capital city in The Americas. She was Mayor of San Juan from 1946 through to 1968. The mosaic covers a very long wall and the sidewalk along the wall:

A quite nice and comfortable looking building. It turned out to be a nursing home - no boring institutional looks in sight:

This building houses the School of Tropical Medicine in Puerto Rico:

The stairs to the Puerto Rican parliament:

The house of Spanish culture (Casa de España) featuring architectural elements in the Moorish style seen in many parts of Spain. Here it is possible to take Flamenco classes and attend lectures:

The courtyard of La Casa de España:

Another building in the Moorish style:

Typical pastel colored houses with cast iron balconies in the old part of San Juan:

View along the old city wall with the San Geronimo fort in the background:

View over the colonial-era Santa María Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery in old San Juan: