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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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Historic Town

Very Historic town, Capilla Porta Coelli beautifull, La Plaza de Recreo, The Old theather, Mayor House (alcaldia) see around Old houses created by Spanish, beatifull Architectural... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Very Historic town, Capilla Porta Coelli beautifull, La Plaza de Recreo, The Old theather, Mayor House (alcaldia) see around Old houses created by Spanish, beatifull Architectural buildings, lunch at spanish restaurant in the town, clean and low prices, The town beautifull and very clean

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Yabucoa, Puerto Rico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I love to walk around San German to see the beautiful Spanish architecture. You can climb the stairs to the Porta Coeli Church and then see the Church of San Germán Auxerre of San Germán which is in the historic register.

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Savannah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Very charming city the people are very friendly. The colonial flavor of the city deserve a day trip to the museums and historic points.If your driving get ready for narrow roads and high hills. The history of Porta Coeli is incredible.

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San German, Puerto Rico
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 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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