A Garden Fit For A Princess
If you find yourself strolling through the charming cobblestone streets of Old San Juan, head towards the mysterious and enchanting “Jardin de la Princesa." Nestled at the end of Paseo de la Princesa, the luscious green oasis was protected behind closed gates until 2014, when the city opened it to the public. The garden is filled with colorful flowers, canopy trees, tropical plants, flowing fountains, and historic bronze and cement statues.
Upon entering the gates, you will be greeted by five statues that 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. Leave the garden feeling refreshed with a newfound appreciation for nature and new knowledge of our Puerto Rican heritage.