One of San Juan’s favorite neighborhoods. Take a stroll through architecture from the late 1800’s through mid-century modern.    La Giralda Francisco Valines Cofresí – 1910 

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Originally a movie theater – the Ambassador has been renovated as a cabaret-style theater. Popular for cabaret, comedy and intimate concerts known locally as bohemias.        

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One of San Juan’s premier contemporary dance companies. Performances usually held in the Fine Arts Center (Bellas Artes) or their smaller space on Calle Condado.    

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Catch the glamour of Hollywood’s golden era at our ‘Art Moderne’ movie palace. Originally operated by MGM – now multi-screens showing first run movies and Metropolitan Opera simulcasts! Metro Theater – 1939 – Thomas Lamb    

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One of the best examples of Art Deco in Santurce, the Telecommunications building opened their theater in 1949 as a broadcast studio. Building officially designated as Landmark in 2003.    

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Street Art at Parada 23Entrance to La Respuesta on Calle Bolivar near Fernandez Juncos 

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Silent film star Gloria Swanson was a student at the original Central High School before she went on to star in ‘Sunset Boulevard’ and become a Hollywood legend. Now a ‘magnet school’ for graphic design and visual arts.    

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One of San Juan’s leading ballet companies. Look for their classic performances and annual ‘Nutcracker’ at the Fine Arts Center (Bellas Artes).    

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For more than 50 years, ‘Stop 22’ has been called the ‘TIMES SQUARE’ of San Juan… Our Fine Arts Center (Bellas Artes) has 4 theaters ranging from cabaret and experimental to theater and concert venues.    

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San Juan’s major museum dedicated to Puerto Rican and International Art. Also home to Raul Julia theater and celebrity chef Mario Pagán’s Laurel Restaurant.      

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The center of Santurce’s redevelopment with condos, gym, supermarket and condos. Built around a 1906 Mission Revival school, the plaza features murals by mosaic artist Eddie Ferrraioli.  

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The architect’s society features a research library, occasional exhibits and walking tours. Two blocks past First Bank and BBVA Bank on Calle del Parque – next to San Jorge Children’s Hospital parking garage.    

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Santurce features some of the most exciting grafitti and street art in the world! Look for abandoned buildings throughout the redevelopment area, especially near paradas 15 and 26 along Fernandez Juncos Avenue. Unknown Artist – Stop 23 – Calle Santa Ana (now painted over).    

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Arts Center/Disco/Hang Out – this is one of the centers of the new ARTS DISTRICT featured in the NY TIMES as a major player in the renaissance of San Juan’s Arts and Culture District.       

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Santos are the traditional ‘Folk Art’ of Puerto Rico. See the collection by appointment or at the annual ‘Encuentro del Santeros’ in Orocovis each December. Saint Ursula and the 11,000 Virgens – Claudio Pacheco    

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“El Fanguito” by Manuel Hernandez Private collection accumulated by a tourist in the early 60’s. Early works by some of Puerto Rico’s most renowned ‘mid-century’ artists.        

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Barcelona’s mid-century modern style adapted for Puerto Rico. Look for sleek vertical lines, glass block canopies & geometric patterns.   Ave. Ponce de Leon and Calle Fidalgo Diaz – Parada 25 

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School and training facilities for San Juan’s internationally acclaimed children’s’ choir. Performances at Bellas Artes, Symphony Hall and other venues.       

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Santurce’s Masonic Temple. Occasionally used for special events, a reminder of the grand buildings that once lined Ponce de Leon Avenue.      

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