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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 2 weeks ago

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
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
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
Reviewed 18 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
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
Reviewed 27 July 2017

A beautiful promenade is anchored by this fountain-sculpture that showcases Puerto Rico's ancestry. Sorrounded by scenic views of the San Juan Bay to the West and to the North the historic headquarters of the Puerto Rico Tourism Co.

Thank RagdeEdgar
Reviewed 2 July 2017

Worth walking to this fountain. Beautiful, great for pictures. Right on the harbor. Reminded me of fountains in Europe

Thank karolyn2017
Reviewed 24 June 2017

this was a stop on my stroll around San Juan. You have to marvel at the detail and the history that comes along with it. If you are ever in San Juan, you really should take a few minutes of your time to visit this...More

Thank cjhoule
Reviewed 22 June 2017

A beautiful fountain along Paseo de la Princesa. Nice for a photo, but not much else to do there except continue out along the walkway outside the city wall to get to San Juan Gate.

Thank Timothy R
Reviewed 19 June 2017

No need to book a tour to see this fountain. If you are cruising in or staying locally walk up Paseo De La Princessa from the docks towards El Morro. You will see lots of beautiful statues and sights before reaching this amazing fountain. then...More

Thank Edward H
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