The History of San Juan, Puerto Rico

This street in Old San Juan was photographed by Jack Delano in December 1941.
This street in Old San Juan was photographed by Jack Delano in December 1941. | Source

The photograph at the top of this article is a work of an employee of the United States Farm Security Administration or Office of War Information domestic photographic units, created during the course of the person's official duties. As a work of the U.S. federal government, the image is in the public domain.

Municipio de la Ciudad Capital San Juan Bautista

San Juan (Saint John) is the capital city of Puerto Rico, a United States territory. The official name of San Juan is Municipio de la Ciudad Capital San Juan Bautista—Municipality of the Capital City, Saint John the Baptist. There has been confusion regarding the name of the city over the centuries, something which will be discussed in this article about the city’s history.

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This Monk Parrot was photographed in San Juan by Ujorge on May 7, 2008.
This Monk Parrot was photographed in San Juan by Ujorge on May 7, 2008. | Source

Where is San Juan located?

Puerto Rico, an unincorporated territory of the United States, is located in the northeastern Caribbean. It is east of the Domincan Republic and west of the US Virgin Islands and the British Virgin Islands. An island commonwealth, Puerto Rico consists of a main island and three smaller islands—Culebra, Vieques, and Mona.

San Juan is located on the northeastern coast of the main island of Puerto Rico, south of the Atlantic Ocean.

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Timeline: History of San Juan, 16th to 18th Centuries

YEAR
EVENT
1508
Juan Ponce de León, a Spanish explorer, founded Caparra, a settlement slightly west of present-day San Juan.
1509
The settlment of Caparra was moved to a site called Puerto Rico. The settlement of Puerto Rico (Rich Port) was given that name because it resembled a port of that name on the island of Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands. The settlement of Puerto Rico was located where the port area of San Juan is located in the present-day.
1521
The name of the settlement of Puerto Rico was changed to San Juan Bautista de Puerto Rico, the same name that Christopher Columbus gave to the island.
 
San Juan became the first stop for Spanish ships traveling from Spain to the New World. Because gold and silver was carried as cargo on the return trips to Spain, a network of forts was built to protect both the military and commercial vessels traveling from the New World back to Spain.
 
Since the rich cargo was often assembled in San Juan, the settlement became a target for foreign powers.
1595
Led by Francis Drake, the English attacked San Juan in what became know as the Battle of Puerto Rico. They were repelled by the artillery at Fort San Felipe del Morro (El Morro Castle).
1598
The English, led by George Clifford, Earl of Cumberland, attacked San Juan. Clifford landed troops on the island and laid siege to the the settlement of San Juan. With his men suffering from illness and exhaustion a few months later, Clifford and his men left the island.
 
 
 
The Battle of San Juan
1625: September 24
17 Dutch ships arrived in San Juan Bautista de Puerto Rico.
1625: September 29
Led by Captain Balduino Enrico—Boudewijn Hendricksz / Bowdoin Henrick—the Dutch attacked San Juan. Fort San Felipe del Morro withstood the assault. Captain Juan de Amézquita y Quijano and a civilian militia and Spanish troops counterattacked. The land battle was so fierce, 60 Dutch soldiers were killed. Captain Balduino Enrico received a sword wound to his neck, from the hands of Captain Juan de Amezquita.The Puerto Ricans boarded the Dutch ships and defeated those troops onboard.
1625: October 21
Captain Balduino Enrico set La Fortaleza—the executive mansion—and the settlement (city) of San Juan on fire. Captains Juan de Amézquita y Quijano and Andrés Vázquez Botello de Carrera led 200 men in an attack against the Dutch front and rear guard. They drove Captain Balduino Enrico and his men from their trenches into the ocean in their haste to return to their ships.
 
 
1746
The name of the island—San Juan Bautista—became the name of the city, and the name of the city—Puerto Rico—became the name of the island.
1797
Sir Ralph Abercromby, who had just conquered Trinidad, led an English attack on San Juan. Sir Ralph and his troops laid seige to the city, but were forced to withdraw. The Puerto Rican defenses were much stronger than those on Trinidad.

Old San Juan

Old San Juan is the historic colonial section of the city of San Juan, with buildings dating to the 15th and 16th centuries. The city anthem is In My Old San Juan.

Views of Old San Juan

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Plaza de Armas, an open square in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico was photographed by Thief12 on February 17, 2007.This park in Old San Juan was photographed by Daderot on October 22, 2011.This fountain in Old San Juan was photographed by Daderot on October 22, 2011.These buildings in Old San Juan were photographed by Daderot on October 22, 2011.Daderot photographed this building in Old San Juan on October 22, 2011.Daderot photographed this building in Old San Juan on October 22, 2011.These buildings in Old San Juan were photographed by Daderot on October 22, 2011.Daderot photographed this building in Old San Juan on October 22, 2011.These buildings in Old San Juan were photographed by Daderot on October 22, 2011.Daderot photographed these buildings in Old San Juan on October 22, 2011.This building in Old San Juan was photographed by Daderot on October 22, 2011.This building in Old San Juan was photographed by Daderot on October 22, 2011.These buildings in Old San Juan were photographed by Daderot on October 22, 2011.This building in Old San Juan was photographed by Daderot on October 22, 2011.These buildings in Old San Juan were photographed by Daderot on October 22, 2011.This bank building in Old San Juan was photographed by Daderot on October 22, 2011.The buildings around the Plaza de Armas in Old San Juan were photographed by Daderot on October 22, 2011.
Plaza de Armas, an open square in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico was photographed by Thief12 on February 17, 2007.
Plaza de Armas, an open square in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico was photographed by Thief12 on February 17, 2007. | Source
This park in Old San Juan was photographed by Daderot on October 22, 2011.
This park in Old San Juan was photographed by Daderot on October 22, 2011. | Source
This fountain in Old San Juan was photographed by Daderot on October 22, 2011.
This fountain in Old San Juan was photographed by Daderot on October 22, 2011. | Source
These buildings in Old San Juan were photographed by Daderot on October 22, 2011.
These buildings in Old San Juan were photographed by Daderot on October 22, 2011. | Source
Daderot photographed this building in Old San Juan on October 22, 2011.
Daderot photographed this building in Old San Juan on October 22, 2011. | Source
Daderot photographed this building in Old San Juan on October 22, 2011.
Daderot photographed this building in Old San Juan on October 22, 2011. | Source
These buildings in Old San Juan were photographed by Daderot on October 22, 2011.
These buildings in Old San Juan were photographed by Daderot on October 22, 2011. | Source
Daderot photographed this building in Old San Juan on October 22, 2011.
Daderot photographed this building in Old San Juan on October 22, 2011. | Source
These buildings in Old San Juan were photographed by Daderot on October 22, 2011.
These buildings in Old San Juan were photographed by Daderot on October 22, 2011. | Source
Daderot photographed these buildings in Old San Juan on October 22, 2011.
Daderot photographed these buildings in Old San Juan on October 22, 2011. | Source
This building in Old San Juan was photographed by Daderot on October 22, 2011.
This building in Old San Juan was photographed by Daderot on October 22, 2011. | Source
This building in Old San Juan was photographed by Daderot on October 22, 2011.
This building in Old San Juan was photographed by Daderot on October 22, 2011. | Source
These buildings in Old San Juan were photographed by Daderot on October 22, 2011.
These buildings in Old San Juan were photographed by Daderot on October 22, 2011. | Source
This building in Old San Juan was photographed by Daderot on October 22, 2011.
This building in Old San Juan was photographed by Daderot on October 22, 2011. | Source
These buildings in Old San Juan were photographed by Daderot on October 22, 2011.
These buildings in Old San Juan were photographed by Daderot on October 22, 2011. | Source
This bank building in Old San Juan was photographed by Daderot on October 22, 2011.
This bank building in Old San Juan was photographed by Daderot on October 22, 2011. | Source
The buildings around the Plaza de Armas in Old San Juan were photographed by Daderot on October 22, 2011.
The buildings around the Plaza de Armas in Old San Juan were photographed by Daderot on October 22, 2011. | Source

Timeline: History of San Juan, 19th to 21st Centuries

DATE
EVENT
 
Spanish-American War and Treaty of Paris of 1898
1898: May 8
Under the command of Rear Admiral William T. Sampson, US Navy ships arrived in San Juan Bay. Among the ships were the USS Amphitrite, USS Detroit, USS Indiana, USS Montgomery, USS New York, USS Terror, and USS Yale. The first hostile encounter between Spain and the United States occurred when the USS Yale captured a Spanish freighter.
1898: May 9
The USS Yale fought a battle with a Spanish cruiser.
1898: May 10
Captain Ángel Rivero-Méndez ordered his men to open fire upon the USS Yale. This action was the first attack against the United States in Puerto Rico during the Spanish-American War.
 
After the treaty of Paris was signed, Captain Ángel Rivero-Méndez was ordered to turn over the keys of all military installations in San Juan to Captain Henry A. Reed of the US Army.
 
 
1915: March 25
Lieutenant Teofilo Marxuach fired the first shot in World War I by the regular armed forces of the United States against any ship flying the colors of the Central Powers. Lieutenant Marxuach opened fire on an armed German supply vessel, the Odenwald, when it tried to force its way out of San Juan Bay.
1917*
The residents of Puerto Rico were granted US citizenship.
1947: January 2
Felisa Rincón de Gautier (1897–1994) was elected mayor of San Juan. She was the first woman to be elected mayor of a capital city in the Americas.
1948*
The residents of Puerto Rico elected their first governor.
1950: October 30
The Puerto Rican Nationalist Party led the San Juan Uprising against the governments of Puerto Rico and the United States. Simultaneous attacks were planned in San Juan against the United States Federal Courthouse and La Fortaleza, the governor's mansion. The battle between the nationalists and the police lasted 15 minutes. Four of the five nationalists were killed.
1952*
The constitution of Puerto Rico was adopted and ratified.
2012: November 6*
The residents of Puerto Rico voted to pursue the issue of US statehood.
 
 
* The 1917. 1948, 1952, and 2012 dates are concerned with the history of Puerto Rico rather than just the history of San Juan.
 

Views of San Juan

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This photograph of Fort San Felipe del Morro (El Morro Castle) was taken by Mtmdfan on September 20, 2006.Thomas Fanos photographed the Lighthouse at Fort San Felipe del Morro (El Morro Castle) on August 9, 2008.Breezy Baldwin photographed this aerial view of San Juan on September 26, 2010.Dmitry K photographed San Juan on August 30, 2011.This photograph of the La Perla slum neighborhood was taken from Castillo de San Cristiobal by JohnnyGo on December 27, 2011.Jami Dwyer photographed Condado Beach on December 8, 2007.The Condado Lagoon was photoraphed by Thief12 on January 2, 2012.A pilot boat was photographed by Bboegler on January 2, 2012.
This photograph of Fort San Felipe del Morro (El Morro Castle) was taken by Mtmdfan on September 20, 2006.
This photograph of Fort San Felipe del Morro (El Morro Castle) was taken by Mtmdfan on September 20, 2006. | Source
Thomas Fanos photographed the Lighthouse at Fort San Felipe del Morro (El Morro Castle) on August 9, 2008.
Thomas Fanos photographed the Lighthouse at Fort San Felipe del Morro (El Morro Castle) on August 9, 2008. | Source
Breezy Baldwin photographed this aerial view of San Juan on September 26, 2010.
Breezy Baldwin photographed this aerial view of San Juan on September 26, 2010. | Source
Dmitry K photographed San Juan on August 30, 2011.
Dmitry K photographed San Juan on August 30, 2011. | Source
This photograph of the La Perla slum neighborhood was taken from Castillo de San Cristiobal by JohnnyGo on December 27, 2011.
This photograph of the La Perla slum neighborhood was taken from Castillo de San Cristiobal by JohnnyGo on December 27, 2011. | Source
Jami Dwyer photographed Condado Beach on December 8, 2007.
Jami Dwyer photographed Condado Beach on December 8, 2007. | Source
The Condado Lagoon was photoraphed by Thief12 on January 2, 2012.
The Condado Lagoon was photoraphed by Thief12 on January 2, 2012. | Source
A pilot boat was photographed by Bboegler on January 2, 2012.
A pilot boat was photographed by Bboegler on January 2, 2012. | Source

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Pavlo Badovskyy 4 years ago from Kyiv, Ukraine

That is interesting how the city views remind Havana... But there is a big difference in how the houses are kept. They are cleaner and neater here. The cars here are new unlike in Havana... It was inetersting to read.!


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Pavlo,

It's nice to "see" you again. Thanks for reading my article and viewing the photographs.

Thanks, too, for being the first person to comment. I appreciate your very insightful remarks. I think one of the main differences between Puerto Rico and Cuba is the economy. There is much more industry in Puerto Rico, and more money for the upkeep of the homes and the purchase of cars.


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carol7777 4 years ago from Arizona

We spent two days at San Juan many years ago. We had just gotten off a cruise and treated ourselves to a luxury hotel. Unfortunately my husband got the flu. I always remember this as a most beautiful city. Great job with the history and beautiful photos. Voting UP+++


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA

Some day I'll get down to San Juan -- but do you have a feel for why Puerto Rico is not a state? Why do the locals keep voting that idea down? Is there some advantage to remaining a territory? Voting this Up and Useful.


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Jools99 4 years ago from North-East UK

Daisy, very interesting 'exclusive'. Puerto Rico is one of the places I have promised myself I will visit over the next decade and this history was very interesting. I love history anyway and know very little about the background and stories of some of the USA's territories. The photos were very good and helped to illustrate the history very well.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

carol7777,

It's nice to meet you. Thanks for reading my article, viewing the photographs, and commenting.

The photographs were all from Wikimedia Commons...the best source I've found for legally-attributable images for the types of Hubs I tend to write.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Aurelio (alocsin),

Thanks for reading my article and viewing the images. Thanks, too, for commenting.

I think the reason many residents of Puerto Rico don't want to become the 51st US state has to do with federal income tax. Puerto Ricans have to report worldwide income on their US federal income tax returns, but they don't have to report income earned in Puerto Rico. If Puerto Rico became a state, the residents would be taxed on their wages, and many residents are opposed to this.

Interestingly, in the November 6, 2012 election, in a non-binding vote, the residents of Puerto Rico voted for statehood as the best choice for the future of their territory.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Julie (Jools99).

Thanks for reading my article, viewing the photographs, and commenting. I appreciate your continued support of my writing.

I'm glad Puerto Rico is on your travel bucket list. There is so much to see in this US territory, much of it of historical significance.

You might want to combine a trip to Puerto Rico with a Southern Caribbean cruise. That's what we did the last time we were in San Juan. We flew from Orange County to Dallas to Miami to San Juan, went on a seven-day cruise, and then spent several days in San Juan after the cruise.


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bdegiulio 4 years ago from Massachusetts

Hi Daisy. I haven't been to Puerto rico i over 25 years so this brought back some great memories. I liked the time line history, very interesting. Great photos also. Voting up, etc....


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Bill (bdegiulio),

It's nice to "see" you again. Thanks for reading my article, viewing the photographs, and commenting.

I thought presenting a timeline was the easiest way to explain the history of San Juan. I was glad I found the 1941 photo of Old San Juan I placed at the top of my Hub. It's interesting comparing it with the photos taken of the area in October 2011...70 years later.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida

Well, looks like you wrote a Hub on one of my favorite subjects: Puerto Rico.

Good info here on San Juan.


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

Hi daisy, amazing hub, I had a friend who came from Puerto Rico, and she tried to describe it to me one day, so this is fascinating,. Love the timelines, it will be so helpful for people needing the info quickly, voted up! nell


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Glimmer Twin Fan 4 years ago

Interesting and up. I am loving your travel hubs and this one especially on this cold rainy day here. Thanks.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Mary (mary615).

Thanks for reading my article about the history of San Juan and adding your comment. I don't think nearly as many people are aware of the history of the city as they are of the tourist attractions.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Glimmer Twin Fan,

Thanks for reading my article, viewing the photographs, and commenting. Whenever I research and publish an article describing an interesting destination, I think about using some of the frequent flier miles I've accumulated.


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teaches12345 4 years ago

Daisy, this is an excellent hub on San Juan. I found it so romatically written and it entices me to visit. Hopefully, I will get to vacation there on day.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Dianna (teaches12345),

Thanks for reading my article and commenting. I appreciate your continued support of my writing.

San Juan is an excellent choice for a vacation. Considering that you live in Florida, it wouldn't be very difficult at all for you to get there.


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Vinaya Ghimire 3 years ago from Nepal

I always thought Puerto Rico was independent country. Thanks for educating me about this beautiful place. I loved your picture selection.

Regards


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Vinaya,

It's nice to "see" you again. Thanks for reading my article, viewing the photographs, and commenting. I'm glad you learned something new while reading my Hub.

The images in this Hub are all from Wikimedia Commons. My own photographs of San Juan are non-digital. When I get a chance, I'll scan them and add them to the article.


lovedoctor926 3 years ago

Good presentation & useful information. This timeline of events is very well-organized, Lovely images of Puerto Rico. I would love to visit. My parents went to San Juan on their honeymoon.


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

lovedoctor926,

Thanks for reading my article, viewing the photographs, and adding your comment. I've found that when I have a long list of facts in a Hub, presenting them in a table is the easiest way to keep everything organized.


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Don Bobbitt 3 years ago from Ruskin Florida

Interesting and Comcise information for someone like myself who has never really considered this City and it's history. Thanks!


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Don,

It's nice to "see" you again. Thanks for reading my article and commenting. I've written quite a few geography articles, but this time I thought I'd concentrate more on the history of San Juan rather than on the physical features and places to visit. I'm not certain how much the Spanish-American War is discussed in history classes. I learned a lot while doing the research for my Hub.

If you get a chance, seeing that you're a US Navy veteran, you might like to read my article about the history of the Spanish treasure ship Nuestra Señora de Atocha and the companion article about the salvage operations.


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Don Bobbitt 3 years ago from Ruskin Florida

Daisy, Will Do!

I love photography and am something of an ameteur photographer myself, but I really like to see the facts about places that I have not gotten to myself (YET!) I voted this one of your UP! San Juan is so close and so safe that I really don't know why I haven't gone there yet!


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Don,

Thanks for visiting again. Being that you live in Florida, Puerto is an easy travel destination for you. When we traveled to San Juan to embark on a Southern Caribbean cruise, we flew from John Wayne Orange County Airport in Southern California to Dallas to Miami to San Juan. It seemed to take "forever."


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Deborah Brooks 3 years ago from Brownsville,TX

Daisy I love San Juan, Puerto Rico.. I have visited several times.. so much fun and historical.. I love the history in it.. thank you for such a great hub.. I am sharing this and pinning

Debbie


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Debbie,

It's nice to "see" you again. Thanks for reading my article, viewing the photographs, and commenting.

Thanks, too, for sharing and pinning my Hub. I appreciate it.


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jenbeach21 3 years ago from Orlando, FL

Great information and the pictures are amazing!


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Jen (jenbeach21),

It's nice to "see"you again. Thanks for reading my article and adding your comment.

I'm glad you liked the photographs. I found all of them on Wikimedia Commons.


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torrilynn 3 years ago

Hi Daisy, thanks for the useful information

and the wonderful pictures that you have

put together in this hub.

thanks and voted up.


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Torri Lynn,

It's nice to "see" you again. Thanks for reading my article and posting your comment. The photographs are all from Wikimedia Commons, my favorite source for legally-attributable images for my Hubs.


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DeborahNeyens 3 years ago from Iowa

My husband and I had a wonderful vacation in Puerto Rico a few years ago. After spending about 5 days in El Yunque rain forest, we spent the last few days in San Juan. I loved touring Old San Juan and the fort. So much history.


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Deb (DeborahNeyens),

Thanks for reading my article and posting your comment.

We went on a cruise several years ago to the Southern Caribbean which departed and returned to San Juan. I'm so glad we decided to spend a few post-cruise days in that historic city.


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rasta1 3 years ago from Jamaica

Very detailed and entertaining to read. I love new information.


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Art (Rasta1),

Thanks for reading my article and posting your comment. I appreciate your kind words. I'm always happy when I read that someone has learned something new from reading one of my articles.


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midget38 3 years ago from Singapore

It certainly seems a lovely place to visit! Thanks for sharing, Daisy.


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Michelle (midget38),

Thanks for reading my article and commenting in it. San Juan is a wonderful city to visit if one is interested in history and the exploration of the New World. I'm so glad we spent a number of days there after our Southern Caribbean cruise.


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Vellur 19 months ago from Dubai

Great images of San Juan. The timeline is very useful and informative, presented so well, crystal clear. It is like a travel back in time. Interesting and informative, voted up.


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ChitrangadaSharan 19 months ago from New Delhi, India

Great hub, very well presented with historical descriptions and beautiful pictures!

You have introduced San Juan, Puerto Rico so well and in detail that I am eager to see this wonderful place.

Thanks for sharing this wonderful hub! Voted up.


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vocalcoach 19 months ago from Nashville Tn.

You've presented a brilliant and inviting tour of San Juan Puerto Rico Daisy. The historical information brings an additional excitement as well. How wonderful that you've been able to visit so many exciting places! Up+++and sharing,


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Daisy Mariposa 19 months ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Nithya (Vellur),

Thanks for reading my article and adding your comment. As you probably know, I've written a number of articles related to the geography of locations throughout the world.

I decided this time to focus on the history of San Juan rather than on the geography. What I find especially interesting is that Puerto Rico is a United States territory. It might, at some time in the future, because the country's 51st state.


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Daisy Mariposa 19 months ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Chitrangada,

Thanks for reading my article and posting your comment. We went on a cruise to the southern Caribbean islands of St. Thomas, Guadeloupe, and Grenada, and also Caracas, Venezuela. We stayed in San Juan for a few days after the cruise.

If you were to travel from India to the Caribbean, you might want to consider a cruise combined with a post-cruise stay in Puerto Rico. In order to reach the southern Caribbean islands, cruises generally leave from San Juan.


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Daisy Mariposa 19 months ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Audrey (vocalcoach),

Thanks for reading my article and commenting in it. Thanks, too, for sharing my Hub.

With a history dating to 1508, San Juan is a city that required an article containing information about the history of the city rather than just interesting places to visit.


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rahul0324 19 months ago from Gurgaon, India

Hi Daisy

Thank you For writing this. I learned lot of things about Puerto Rico.Love the timeline, Very well written.

Voted up

Regards

Jessee


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Daisy Mariposa 19 months ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Jessee (rahul0324),

Thanks for reading my article and posting your comment. I appreciate your very kind words. Many of my Hubs are what I like to call "gently educational."

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