The Capitol of Puerto Rico, San Juan

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Delve into the rich history of Puerto Rico at The Capitol of Puerto Rico, otherwise known as "The Palace of Laws." Take a guided tour around the stately 1929 structure adorned in Georgian pink marble, and see the mosaic murals depicting the historic events of the area. The location affords great views of the ocean and neighboring fort from the front door. Note that you'll need to climb quite a few stairs to the entrance and there is no disabled access. Reserve your guided tour in advance. For travelers who use our world travel planner, San Juan holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the The Capitol of Puerto Rico and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Pretty Capitol. Open to the public. Much less security nonsense than at the PA and AR state houses that we also recently visited. Very pretty dome inside. Worth walking into if you're walking by anywa...  more »
  • Beautiful architecture that resembles the United States Government facilities on the Mainland. Also very beautiful and imposing.
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  • This beautiful marble structure which is the Capitol house is located in front of the beach. Beautiful architecture.  more »
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  • Beautiful. Weird that it looks like American Capitol building in dc. A walkway of statues of friendly American presidents across the street.
  • The building looks pretty from the outside but it was barricaded off and you couldn't get in for the several days I tried. I don't know why they don't open it to the public.
  • its a nice building. i didnt went inside (if this is even possible). across the street is a platform with a statue an a beautiful view! ist worth a stop.
  • A beautiful building from the streets.. I've never been inside however.
  • Legislators and senators decide with closed doors the laws that are going to apply to the entire island in times of crisis. They put the police at the entrance. It's a place beautiful built in white marmol, but some sketchy things are happening there right now.

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If you're looking for colonial-era lodgings, explore the streets of the old town area, where many grand buildings house guesthouses and hotels. The neighborhoods of Condado, Ocean Park, and Isla Verde contain the majority of beach resorts, with some glamorous and upscale options sitting alongside more laid-back and family-friendly ones. Rental bungalows just back from the beach, as well as side-street hostels, provide the city's budget-friendly places to stay.
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