San Juan

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We had an opportunity to have a quick road trip into San Juan.  The following is a tiny glimpse of what the city has to offer visitors.
"Monument to the Puerto Rican Countryman" is a monument built by the Government of Puerto Rico to honor the now disappeared Puerto Rican Jíbaro, in remembrance of Puerto Rico's humble roots. It was sculpted by Tomás Batista.
The "Jíbaro" is a Puerto Rican sample of times past, a humble, hardworking and wise man, but living in poverty and with little or no education. Jíbaros disappeared from the countryside as freeways and well-maintained roads thrust modern civilization onto them.
Distant view of El Morro Fortress in Old San Juan.
The fort is actually San Felipe del Morro and is part many structures forming the San Juan National Historical Site.
El Morro, was built by the Spanish in the 16th century to protect shipping lanes to the New World. The fort, expanded in the 17th and 18th centuries, now has six levels and is one of the oldest forts on United States soil.

San Juan National Historic Site was designated a World Heritage Site in 1983 by the United Nations.

Adjacent to El Morro is an equally historically important graves site.
A closer view of the main complex.
Typical street in the reconstructed zone.
San Juan proper outside the Old San Juan definition.
Really part of the new modern day San Juan statement.