Ultima Hora: Día del Patrimonio Edificado

El Morro at SunsetThis Sunday, October 29th, the Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña and the Compañia de Turismo will host the Día del Patrimonio Edificado, which I think means our "Building Heritage Day" or something close to that. The event is part of the hosts' ongoing and evolving program of "Vive Cultura en Ciudad Mayor".

As part of the theme "Nunca has visto el Viejo San Juan ni Puerta de Tierra de esta manera", Old San Juan and Puerta de Tierra will be seen, like never before. During the event many of the most popular architectural destinations will offer special activities and special tours such as (according to recent advertisements):

  • the widest house in the western hemisphere
  • the lodging where the legendary Moineau went swimming nude
  • the graffiti left behind in the various cells which have held the most famous prisoners in our history.
The event offers a complete day of activities including:
  • 9:00am – Misa festiva en la Catedral de San Juan
    Conjunto de Cuerdas de la Escuela Libre de Música,
    la soprano Millie Angie Pérez y los cuatristas Quique Domenech y Maribel Delgado
  • 10:00am-1:00pm – Visitas y recorridos en el Viejo San Juan
  • 2:00-5:00pm – Visitas y recorridos en Puerta de Tierra
  • 5:00pm – Gran cierre musical en el Paseo de la Princesa
    Banda Estatal de Puerto Rico —dirigida por el Maestro Cucco Peña—,
    Son del Batey, El Comborrican y Millo Torres

The Luis A. Ferré parking lot located in Paseo de Covadonga will be free to all visitors on Sunday.

Participating Locations:

Old San Juan
  1. Castillo San Felipe del Morro
  2. Museo y Jardines de Casa Blanca
  3. Escuela de Artes Plásticas
  4. Cuartel de Ballajá
  5. Museo de las Américas
  6. Sala de Exhibición de Artes Populares, ICP
  7. Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña
  8. Liga de Arte de San Juan
  9. Iglesia San José
  10. Galería Nacional (Antiguo Convento de los Dominicos)
  11. Museo de Arte e Historia de San Juan
  12. Museo de la Raíz Africana, ICP
  13. Centro de Estudios Avanzados de Puerto Rico y el Caribe
  14. Museo Felisa Rincón de Gautier
  15. Museo del Niño
  16. Catedral de San Juan
  17. Departamento de Estado (Antigua Intendencia)
  18. La Fortaleza (Palacio de Santa Catalina)
  19. Capilla del Cristo
  20. La casa estrecha
  21. Casa Ramón Power y Giralt
  22. Banco Popular de Puerto Rico
  23. Museo de la Familia Puertorriqueña, ICP
  24. Paseo de la Princesa
  25. Arsenal de la Marina Española, ICP
  26. Castillo de San Cristóbal
To participate in the guided tours, which will be lead by architects Diana Rivera and José Silvestre (inlcuidng other architecture students), you'll need to meet at either Plaza del Quinto Centenario (North Tour), Plaza de Armas (South Tour), or San Jose Church (Spiritual Tour) at 10:30am, 11:00am, 11:30am, 12:00m, or 12:30pm.

Puerta de Tierra
  1. Centro de Recepciones del Gobierno (Antiguo Casino)
  2. Casa Olímpica
  3. Ateneo Puertorriqueño
  4. Departamento de Hacienda
  5. Biblioteca Carnegie
  6. Casa de España
  7. El Capitolio (los anexos)
  8. Escuela de Medicina Tropical
  9. Parque Luis Muñoz Rivera
  10. Archivo General de Puerto Rico, ICP
  11. Biblioteca Nacional de Puerto Rico, ICP
  12. Tribunal Supremo de Puerto Rico
  13. Hotel Normandie
To participate in the tours taking place in Punta de Tierra, which will be held by the architects Andrés Mignucci, Ivonne María Marcial, and Nelson Rivera, you'll have to meet at the Casa Olimpico or the Entrada del Tribunal Supremo at 2:00pm, 2:30pm, 3:00pm, 3:30pm.

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Note: We would like to thank user elwoodl for pointing out a minor (or major) oops on our behalf. Puerto Rico has the narrowest building in the Western Hemisphere certified by Guinness.

1 comments:

ELWOODL

28 de octubre de 2007, 13:37
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dijo...

I was under the impression that Old San Juan was the home to the narrowest building in the Western Hemisphere. Not the widest house.