San Juan Puerto Rico Directory - Notable Places DirectoryEventsAppsWeatherTraffic CamsMoving To Puerto Rico?LoginRegisterNotable PlacesSan Juan is home to many notable places. Incredible Museums, Historic Castles and Beautiful Botanical Gards. Take a look at our ever expanding favorite places to see around the city.During the day in San Juan you can visit a plethora of musuem and historical sights all near by. There are castles and sprawling spanish architecture, antique cannons and remnance of ancient carribean commerce to keep you busy for weeks exploring San Juan, Puerto Rico. searchmapView MapJardín Botánico UPRThe San Juan Botanical Garden, also known as the Botanical Garden of the University of Puerto Rico, comprises a living laboratory for informal instruction of the community in all aspects of the native flora and the other plants which are cultivated there.Castillo de San CristóbalCastillo San Cristóbal, is a fortress in San Juan, Puerto Rico. It is part of San Juan National Historic Site. Castillo San Cristóbal is the largest fortification built by the Spanish in the New World.Museo de Arte de Puerto RicoThe Museum of Art of Puerto Rico (Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico) is an art museum in Santurce, a barrio of San Juan, Puerto Rico, with 18 exhibition halls.Museo de las AméricasExhibits in an 1800s army barracks showing pre-Columbian to modern art from the Americas.MADMi - Museo de Arte y Diseño de MiramarMiramar Museum of Art and Design. MADMi is an interactive space that aspires to generate ambitious, relevant projects that foster art-making and creativity and have a positive impact on our community. The museum has been made possible by the generosity and vision of the Titín Foundation and the Eduardo Méndez Bagur Foundation.Great places to check out during the day in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Events aside these are memorable places in and of themselves!The Puerto Rico Museum of Contemporary Art, located in Santurce, specializes in contemporary artwork from Latin America and the Caribbean. The paintings displayed in the permanent exhibition are either acquired by the museum's administrative personnel or donated by artists and collectors. They are judged by a panel of painters, art critics, and scholars before being displayed. Other museums such as the Pablo Casals Museum, the Book Museum, Americas Museum and the National Gallery display historic items and artwork alongside contemporary art. Miscellaneous museums such as the Children's Museum and the Bacardi Distillery (also known as the 'Rum Cathedral') in nearby Cataño appeal to different audiences through interactive exhibitions.