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The Capitol of Puerto Rico

Open today: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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If you have enough time while in San Juan before or after your cruise, check out the Capitol... read more

Reviewed March 20, 2019
Jerry C
Los Angeles, California
great place

very nice place a lot of history very large place everybody was very frendliy people very clean... read more

Reviewed March 13, 2019
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Visitors to the Capitol can make a reservation for a guided tour. The history of the Capitol building began on February 7, 1907, when Don Luis Munoz Rivera, an important figure of the political history of Puerto Rico and legislator at the time...more
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Hours Today: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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1 Democracy Square, San Juan 00902, Puerto Rico
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

All Marble government building. A stop on most tours. Very attractive building, several US President statues on the opposite side of the street and memorials. This was a 15 minute type stop for us. Nothing much going on here. A little history and a lot...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed March 20, 2019

If you have enough time while in San Juan before or after your cruise, check out the Capitol Stately building reminiscent of U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. Only Havana's Capitol building is better in the Caribbean.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 13, 2019

very nice place a lot of history very large place everybody was very frendliy people very clean instering

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank C3706NJmichaels
Reviewed March 12, 2019

A walk from the harbour to the Capitol is very interesting and once there you will enjoy the architecture and all the statues of USA presidents that line the highway outside. Across from the building there are magificent views of the ocean.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Dianne T
Reviewed March 5, 2019

This capitol has a beautiful marble and a gorgeous mosaic dome. It is the only capitol that is located facing the water. It is located outside of Old San Juan.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed March 2, 2019

Beautiful and historic area of San Juan, certainly worth visiting. Absolutely gorgeous with many tours and other sites to see within walking distance.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 22, 2019 via mobile

We were able to book a 1:30pm guided tour Friday for 8 adults and 1 five year old. It was easy to walk to from our hotel, and sits right in front of the ocean. Amazing view of the water and great picture opportunities. The...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 18, 2019

This is an outside-only review, as an inside tour didn't fit with the timing of our visit. That being stated, this building and the grounds are beautiful. Some repair work was being completed, but it didn't stop the radiance of this gorgeous Capitol structure from...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank ViktorTrue
Reviewed February 17, 2019

My wife and I walked past this building along the way from Condado to Old San Juan. The following day I called and the friendly attendant arranged for me to have a free tour the following day. I arrived the next day to meet Jerry,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank AlexSaintPaul
Reviewed February 16, 2019 via mobile

The white marble building is impressive on the outside, but the inside is absolutely beautiful. There are two entrances, north and south sides. Each has 8 columns and 7 doors with inscriptions. There was a demonstration taking place on the front steps and two guards...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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May 15, 2017|
Response from PR_Capitol | Property representative |
Hi hardenl2016! To gain access to the Capitol, you have to make a reservation for the date and time that you wish to visit. You can reserve a guided tour of the Capitol using the contact information on the page; I'll be more... More
February 22, 2017|
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Response from Pedr0T0rres | Reviewed this property |
The Capitol has its own multilevel parking across Fernandez Juncos Ave. the closest beach is El Escambron which has its adjacent parking for $3 at least. For a good meal go to Old San Juan and there you will find multiple... More
January 6, 2017|
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Response from PR_Capitol | Property representative |
Hi jennieray! There is no fee to enter the Capitol building of Puerto Rico nor to receive a guided tour. If you wish to receive a guided tour, please call our tourism office using the information provided on the Capitol... More