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From San Juan, follow Autopista 52 (Expreso Luis A. Ferre) towards Ponce.  At the PR-52 terminus, follow PR-2 for about 25 miles towards Mayaguez.  Exit at the PR-122 / Casto Perez Ave. exit on PR-2.
  
 
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Revision as of 23:37, 30 December 2007

Parque de Santo Domingo, with Iglesia Porta Coeli at the far left

San Germán is a city in Puerto Rico. It's best known for its Spanish colonial architecture.

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Get in

From San Juan, follow Autopista 52 (Expreso Luis A. Ferre) towards Ponce. At the PR-52 terminus, follow PR-2 for about 25 miles towards Mayaguez. Exit at the PR-122 / Casto Perez Ave. exit on PR-2.

Get around

There are limited transit options, but the central district is easily navigable on foot. Driving is difficult with lots of traffic in mid-day.

See

San Germán's main sight is its colonial architecture, all narrow, twisty alleyways and Spanish buildings in pastel colors, some crumbling, some newly repaired. The old city is centered around the leafy plazas of Parque de Santo Domingo and Plaza Francisco Mariano Quiñones.

  • Iglesia Porta Coeli, Parque de Santo Domingo. Wed-Sun. Dating back to 1606, this is one of the oldest churches in the Americas. It now hosts a museum of religious paintings.
  • San Germán de Auxerre. A Spanish baroque church straddling the two plazas. Even older in theory (a chapel was first built here in 1573), but the present structure dates mostly to 1737, when it was rebuilt after an earthquake.

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Get out

If you've made it this far, don't miss the beaches of the southern coast.



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