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“Cultural mecca”

Centro de Bellas Artes
Ranked #75 of 202 things to do in San Juan
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Owner description: An art venue featuring theater, dance and music events.
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Cultural mecca”
Reviewed February 12, 2013

Music theater, food, statutry, all found in this mecca for culture in Santurce. Parking is easy and there is always something going on. Worth a visit in the daytime, just to see how Puerto Rico is presenting its love of the arts.

Visited November 2012
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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43 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Swanky Venue”
Reviewed February 4, 2013

Pretty much everything worth seeing is here in one of the 3 theaters. Local, as well as imported quality talent - like thise who used to be at the hotels. Its structuraly lovely, and well located for accessibility without traffic. Plenty of parking.

Visited December 2012
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21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“So nice!”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

Bellas Artes is a wonderful place to hear the Puerto Rico Symphonic Orchestra. It is also fun just to hang out before the show and enjoy the culture of the locals.

Visited December 2012
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Altamonte Springs, Florida
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253 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Great place for concerts and plays”
Reviewed December 30, 2012

This is the premiere spot for small concerts, plays and one man shows. It has three distinct arenas, one large one for concerts, a smaller one for plays and a really small one calle Sala Experimental, where you can watch edgy plays in a different atmosphere. It is a government-run building, but you wouldn't know it because of all the space, light, service and nice piazza outside with benches, statues and fountains. When not in the mood for a huge crowd at the Coliseum, check out this venue.

Visited September 2012
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Caguas, Puerto Rico
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13 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A world class cultural venue in the midst of a revitalized downtown ward”
Reviewed November 19, 2012

Built in the early seventies, the complex is set around a plaza and a fountain that open up to the main avenue of downtown Santurce, a revitalized ward of San Juan. A 2100 seat main hall, with two smaller venues make up the stages housed in the original structure. A separate Music Hall was recently built as the home of the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra. Lively, accesible, well appointed and constantly renewed as shows and plays have short engagements. The place to see and be seen in San Juan.

Visited October 2012
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