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Parada 22 - De Diego Ave | Avenida de las Artes

Parada 22 – De Diego Ave

Centro de Bellas Artes – Santurce

Even before the Fine Arts Center (Centro de Bellas Artes) was constructed in the 1970’s, stop 22 was considered the ‘Times Square of San Juan’. 

Today, with the new Symphony Hall and Puerto Rico Museum of Art, Stop 22 is even more important as the focus of performance venues in San Juan.

De Diego Avenue has become even more important since it now connects the Santurce Arts District with the new ‘Downtown Condado’ area along Calle Loiza on the Condado side of the highway.

Whether you’re spending an afternoon at the museum or a glamorous evening at the opera, symphony or concert – make sure to spend some time at Parada 22!

How to get to Stop 22:  

  • Condado – Walk on Ashford Avenue to De Diego Avenue at Doral Bank. Walk away from the beach and past the DoubleTree Hotel and PR Museum of Art to Ponce de Leon Avenue. 10-15 minute walk
    You can also take the M21 Bus in the direction to Tren Urbano and get off anywhere from the museum to the fine arts center.  10 minute bus ride, but service is infrequent and you may wait for up to an hour.
  • Isla Verde – Take the T5 bus in the direction of Old San Juan. When you turn left at the DoubleTree hotel and cross over the highway, get off at the PR Museum of Art or continue around the corner to Ponce de León and the Fine Arts Center. 10-15 minutes.
  • Old San Juan – Take the M3 Metrobus or the T5 and get off in front of Centro Europa just after the highway overpass with Taino Petroglyphs. T5 then turns left on De Diego Avenue and also stops in front of the Museum. 10 minutes.

Arts and Culture near Parada 22 – De Diego Avenue:


Guide to gay bars and clubs at Paradas 18, 22 and 24 with directions from major hotels.

Babylon Gay Guide to Santurce

San Juan International Hostel


Parada 22 - 3 blocks to Fine Arts Center

European-style hostel with emphasis on art, community and meeting new friends and neighbors in a local Santurce neighborhood.

 Choose from mixed dorm, women's dorm, or private room. All with shared bathrooms and kitchens.  Balcony hang-out areas. FREE Wi-Fi.

Two blocks from El Local alternative music club, 1414 Art Gallery. Bus to Old San Juan & Condado.

Three blocks to Centro de Bellas Artes/Museum of Art restaurants, bars and clubs.

4 Blocks to Plaza del Mercado - Street Party, Restaurants, Bars!

San Juan International Hostel

Tia Maria Liquor Store & Bar

Parada 22: De Diego Avenue
Santurce's neighborhood gay bar.

Mumbai Indian Cuisine

Parada 22 - De Diego Avenue

New Indian restaurant near Museum of Art

Hacienda San Pedro

Parada 22: De Diego Avenue
Starbucks-style coffee house from Hacienda San Pedro - near the Museum of Art.


Parada 22 - Ave De Diego
Designer Kitchens 

Anthony Quintana Design

Parada 22
Puerto Rican Designer Fashion
Shirts, Jeans, T-Shirts, Underwear 

Bistro de Paris

Parada 22: De Diego Avenue
One of the best French restaurants in San Juan, across from the Museum of Art.

Stella Nolasco

Parada 22: De Diego Avenue
Hi Fashion Boutique 

El Mason Sandwiches

Parada 22: De Diego Avenue
Puerto Rican Sandwich Specialties 

Laurel Restaurant

Parada 22: De Diego Avenue - Museum of Art
Cuisine by celebrity Chef Mario Pagan (Next Iron Chef).

Farmacia Luis

Parada 22 - De Diego Avenue
Neighborhood pharmacy.


Parada 22 - Calle Antonsanti
Designer Lighting 


Paradas 12 18 22 24 26
 A favorite all over Santurce!