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This 400-year-old fortress rises dramatically to greet seaborne visitors to...

This 400-year-old fortress rises dramatically to greet seaborne visitors to the island.

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San German was really close to Lajas and we were able to see the Porta Coeli church. The oldest of the Americas. The people all over town were very friendly.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 August 2012
Janissie C
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Gurabo, P.R.

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Gurabo, P.R.
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2012

San German was really close to Lajas and we were able to see the Porta Coeli church. The oldest of the Americas. The people all over town were very friendly.

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3 Thank Janissie C
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2012

Excellent for those who like historical sites in the island. Visit one of the oldest churches in the island, and walk around the old town for plenty of shops and small restaurants.

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miami
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2012

It's a place where you can see the History. Beautiful houses, incredible streets. Looks like something out of a book. I saw houses dating from 3 centuries ago, right next to houses from 1910. Spanish history coinciding with American history. You need to go to the plaza, it's like 300 years old and it's kept in perfect condition. The pharmacy... More 

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Somerville, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2012

San Germain was a total surprise in a good way. What a lovely town with two unusual plazas. The tourist office employees were so welcoming but do have limited English skills. Do get the walking tour map. The mission, which is now a museum of religion, is worth a stop. Though admission is $3.00 the man who gathers the money... More 

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Middletown, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2012

We went in twice . Once to tour the town and then again for dinner.

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South Florida, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2012

Interesting architecture, nice walk. Most restaurants are closed for lunch.

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Yonkers, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2012

Walking thru the plaza you will feel transported to an old world. Beautiful architecture if in the area for the holidays beautiful shows at the theater

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Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2012

This town, which was founded in the 16th century, features an historic district which retains (by ordinance) strict conformance historical authenticity to construction/reconstruction. If one is touring this part of the island, don't fail to visit this historic district. It includes a church which was established in the mid 16th century. Very picturesque, friendly and comfortable. LIfe moves in "compound... More 

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Burlington, VT
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2012

The Porta Coeli convent church--an early Franciscan establishment--is worth the drive, and the town's 2 charming plazas and buildings merit a 1- to 2-hour wal-about.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2011

From the location of this town (southwest part of the island), you wouldn't think that it has over 430 years of being founded. I've been in San German in different occasions before, but it was the first time that I actually enjoyed being here. We started off with the Inter American University of Puerto Rico (San German Campus), my Alma... More 

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