"San German" San German by Gypsystravels

San German Travel Guide: 9 reviews and 13 photos

San German was the second city founded by the Spainish in Puerto Rico in 1511.

The oldest settlement outside of San Juan San German is a pretty little town with much to see.

Places of interest:

The Porta Coeli Church ("Gate of Heaven") pictured here, is the town's most famous building)
and dates to 1606 and is one of the oldest churches in the Western Hemishphere. It is the oldest church under U.S. jurisdiction. The

San German de Auxerre Church faces the traditional town hall.

Inter-American University, was established in 1912 (originally called the Polytechnic University).

  • Last visit to San German: Feb 2005
  • Intro Updated Sep 7, 2005
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  • briantravelman's Profile Photo
    Mar 21, 2015 at 12:42 PM

    We were driving by this town, and my Spanish still wasn't very good, and I was reading it as the nationality, "German". LOL
    It's a shame we missed this town, as it looks interesting. I will try to visit it on my next trip.

  • cjg1's Profile Photo
    Apr 28, 2006 at 8:48 AM

    Cant wait to finally see all these wonderful places.


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