A Garden Fit For A Princess
If you find yourself strolling through the charming cobble-stoned streets of Old San Juan, head towards the mysterious and beautiful “Jardin de la Princesa." Nestled at the end of Paseo de la Princessa, the luscious green oasis was protected behind closed gates until 2014 when the city opened it to the public. The garden is filled with stunning flowers, trees, plants, fountains, and old bronze and cement statues. Upon entering the gates, you will be greeted by five statues which represent the source of the heritage of the Americas. At one end of the park, there is an open amphitheater where live performances still occur. If you’re lucky, you might catch a local act. As you make your way to the other end, you will see a colorful playground for children. Individual shaded benches are available for rest, or you can share one with the statue of Felisa Rincón de Gautier, also knows as “Doña Fela,” the first woman Mayor of a capital city in the Americas. Enjoy the garden, and leave refreshed with new found knowledge of our Puerto Rican heritage.