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Address: Puerto Rico
Description: This 400-year-old fortress rises dramatically to greet seaborne visitors...
This 400-year-old fortress rises dramatically to greet seaborne visitors to the island.
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San German is the oldest settlement in Puerto Rico after the city of San Juan. It is known as the Founding Town and Garden City of the Caribbean. This beautiful city was the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
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San German, Puerto Rico
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San German, Puerto Rico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

San German is the oldest settlement in Puerto Rico after the city of San Juan. It is known as the Founding Town and Garden City of the Caribbean. This beautiful city was the second founded the on the island. Here you'll find several museums and a municipal library. In the center of town there are two squares and a great... More 

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weatherford, TX
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

The old abbey in San German is a jewel, as is the little lady that gives informal tours. Important statuary and paintings for such a little place. My favorite cultural/historical spot in Puerto Rico outside Old San Juan.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013 via mobile

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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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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
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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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160 reviews 160 reviews
53 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 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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Caguas
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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Sevilla
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109 reviews 109 reviews
19 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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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