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Roots Fountain

Paseo De La Princesa, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
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Dramatic water fountain that commemorates Puerto Rico's early history, its people and their commitment to peace.
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Paseo De La Princesa, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was built in 1992 to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the discovery of the New World by the Spanish and has statues commemorating Puerto Rico's mixed African, Spanish and Taino/Amerindian heritage. It is a beautiful fountain located at water's edge on Paseo de la...More

Thank John E
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Reviewed 14 February 2018

Take a quick stroll to the end of the street market and you will find the refreshing Roots Fountain. Make sure to look at the expressions of the faces.

Thank MonkeyBoyPA
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Reviewed 14 January 2018

I could have walked around and looked at this for hours. Read the history available at the site and look some more. Just amazing.

Thank Allen B
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Reviewed 8 January 2018

Make sure you stop to visit this beautiful fountain in Old San Juan. Sadly, the fountain seems to have sustained some damage during Maria, as not all of the jets of water are flowing as they once did, but I'm sure it will be restored...More

Thank ElCalvo1
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

If you like history, and photography visit this Fountain in front of La Princesa in Old San Juan. It is near so many things, you will enjoy your day. It has a description so you don't need a guide.

Thank lolinstar
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Reviewed 1 November 2017

The fountain is nicely located in the seaside side leading to the side gate to san juan. A good place to take long walks and people watching on a good, windy and sunny day. Just beware of a lot of tourist during the peak hours...More

Thank Gene P
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Reviewed 15 September 2017

I am a photography buff and have a photo of this fountain from our walk around town. It was a very warm day and the children were splashing in the water.

Thank lgoulet2016
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Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

We saw it on the way down from El Morro. Great spot for pictures. This place is full of history! Wow

Thank Samuel D
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Reviewed 19 August 2017

As part of our walk of Old San Juan, we found this site and took great pictures. It is a pretty big plaza with a beautiful fountain and statues. As you walk around there are many other spots that you can take ever more pictures....More

Thank Sandyang
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Reviewed 10 August 2017

This was a nice little stop on our tour. The fountain is nice and you can take a great picture in front of it.

Thank Michelle W
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