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About San JuanSatellite view is showing San Juan, the most populous municipality, chief port, and capital of Puerto Rico, an island in the Caribbean. San Juan is situated in the north-eastern part of the island at San Juan Bay on the Atlantic coast, it is named after San Juan Bautista (Saint John the Baptist). Actually, the settlement was first known as Puerto Rico (rich harbor) and the island as San Juan.
San Juan is a city with a rich Spanish heritage. Christopher Columbus 'discovered' the island more than 500 years ago, in 1493. Soon after Spanish colonists arrived and established a settlement in 1508. That first settlement was abandoned and the colonists moved to the Islet of Puerto Rico in 1521 to establish a new town which they named 'Villa de Puerto Rico'. Making it the second oldest European-established city in the Americas, after Santo Domingo, in the Dominican Republic.
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One of the city's main tourist attractions are Old San Juan (Viejo San Juan) on the Isleta de San Juan, it is the heart of the historic part of the city with its colonial buildings lining narrow streets and its long standing defensive walls and forts of Puerto Rico built to protect the city and the Bay of San Juan from English and Dutch attacks. El Morro (Castillo San Felipe del Morro) was the first fortification on the island, construction of the citadel began in 1539, and there is the 16th-century citadel, the Castle of San Cristóbal (Castillo San Cristóbal), built between 1765–1783, it was the largest fortification ever constructed by the Spanish in the Americas. Large sections of the Old Town are now part of the San Juan National Historic Site (nps.gov/saju/), managed by the National Park Service. Both citadels, the Castillo San Felipe del Morro, and the Castillo San Cristóbal are UNESCO World Heritage Sites (whc.unesco.org/en/list/266). La Fortaleza (Palacio de Santa Catalina), the official residence of the Governor of Puerto Rico.
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Tuesday-February-28 12:42UTC/GMT -4 hours
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City Coordinates: 18°27′00″N 66°04′00″W
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