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Address: Puerto Rico
Phone Number: +1 787-398-8366
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This 400-year-old fortress rises dramatically to greet seaborne visitors to...

This 400-year-old fortress rises dramatically to greet seaborne visitors to the island.

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Traveled 500 years back in time!

I don't have words to describe the scenery in San German, PR. It's a historic town and I was so glad I went to see it on my last day in PR. The cobblestone street, the churches... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed August 7, 2016
Jacqueline L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

I don't have words to describe the scenery in San German, PR. It's a historic town and I was so glad I went to see it on my last day in PR. The cobblestone street, the churches is a sight to see. It is the second oldest colonial place besides Old San Juan. I didn't get to see the two... More 

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Placida, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2016

Don't visit on M-T-W, bec many things will be closed. Go on Thurs-Sun. The architecture is a unique blend of PR and Spanish. The town centro is hilly. There are several museums. The history of the town is interesting. Go to the old monastery, which is now a museum, and you will find out why this town is located where... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2016 via mobile

I carry this town in my soul. Its part of me. The beauty and the antique ambience, let you be in peace. The full moon nights you can enjoy sit in front of the Porta Coeli. The architecture is so pretty like another Old San Juan. Its a safe place to live.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2016

I would not drive out of my way to go here. We were there on a Tuesday and almost nothing was open to go into, including the Tourist Office. If you like to just walk around and gaze at buildings it is fine. Neither church was open. Recommended restaurants were not open. We finally ate hotdogs from a street vendor!... More 

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2015 via mobile

A nice quiet town, directions in and out of the centre of town are pretty poor but once you've found the centre it's pretty easy to find your way around.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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