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San German

Puerto Rico
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Ranked #146 of 408 Attractions in Puerto Rico
Type: Neighborhoods
Description: This 400-year-old fortress rises dramatically to greet seaborne visitors to the island.
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
15 reviews 15 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

If you are visiting the Enchanted Island you HAVE to visit San Germán. It is located in the southwest of the Island, about two hours from the San Juan Int'l Airport and about 35 to 45 minutes from the Aguadilla airport which commonly appears in travel search sites as Aguadilla (BQN) airport. San Germán is the oldest city of Puerto... More

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

The buildings are wonderful - from small to large, destroyed to maintained, and all colors of the rainbow. This town is one of the oldest in the western hemisphere, and has fascinating historic buildings in the downtown area. You can walk and take photos, talk to people as you are passing and get some history of the place.

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Tampa, Florida, United States
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

Went to visit my sister who lives and was raised (she was small when my parents returned to) San German, PR. She showed me around and was very happy to see the beautiful colors that some of the homes had and she also showed me where I was baptized which was the oldest church there! So, yes it is a... More

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Westmoreland, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

What's not to like about San German? The third oldest European-settled town in the US oozes history from its streets and stones. Two churches--one (Porta Coeli) tracing its roots to the early 1600s--and one (de Auxerre) from later in the century provide bookends to a sector of interesting cafes and restaurants and architecture. Each church dominates its own square, and... More

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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131 reviews 131 reviews
45 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

Excellent example of an old puerto rican town. Two separate town squares. Old church and museum are intersting. Good tourism office. Spend 4 hours and you see most everything

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Harlingen, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

Driving the South West coast of Puerto Rico we encountered San German. The architecture and old world feeling of the small town are authentic and gorgeous. It makes a nice day trip if you are already driving around the South West. You will not be disappointed.

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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

The food is very good and the location is great. Its located at the square and the surroundings are all historical sites.

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101 reviews 101 reviews
19 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

If you are interested in Spanish colonial architecture and evidenc of La Madre Patria, then San Germán is a must-see.

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Sabana Grande, Puerto Rico
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Really hot weather. Many places to visit. Close to the beach, shopping centers and also close to the University.

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Gurabo, P.R.
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

San German was really close to Lajas and we were able to see the Porta Coeli church. The oldest of the Americas. The people all over town were very friendly.

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