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San Juan Port

San Juan is the largest city and principal seaport of the beautiful island of Puerto Rico, the shining star of the Caribbean.

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  • San Juan (Puerto Rico) in detail
  • Interesting Facts

San Juan (Puerto Rico) in detail

San Juan is the largest city and principal seaport on the northeastern coast of Puerto Rico. The historical heart of the city, referred to as Old San Juan, lies on a small island connected to the mainland by bridges and a causeway. 

It is characterised by narrow, crooked streets and a number of buildings dating from the 16th and 17th centuries. The oldest part remains partly enclosed by massive walls and contains several notable forts, such as El Morro (1539) and San Cristobal (17th century), both part of San Juan National Historic Site, and La Fortaleza (1533), which now serves as the governor's mansion.
Also on the island is the cathedral of San Juan Bautista (1520s), a Gothic structure that contains the tomb of the Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon.Puerto Rico's first inhabitants were the Taino Indians, who encountered Columbus in 1493.
The Spanish quickly settled on the island, defending their territory against the Dutch and British. In 1897, Spain declared Puerto Rico an autonomous state, but after the Spanish-American War, Spain ceded Puerto Rico to the U.S. and residents were granted American citizenship in 1917.

  • Time Zone GMT -4
  • Currency US Dollar (US$)
  • Language Spanish, English
  • Population 389,714

San Juan Weather

  • Temperature
  • Rainfall

temperature degrees centigrade

Jan
25
Feb
25
Mar
25.5
Apr
26.5
May
27
Jun
28
Jul
28
Aug
28
Sep
28
Oct
27.5
Nov
26
Dec
26

rainfall in mm

Jan
89
Feb
69
Mar
74
Apr
94
May
150
Jun
150
Jul
130
Aug
155
Sep
140
Oct
152
Nov
152
Dec
145