One of the sentinal lookouts on the San Cristobal Fort in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico
View from the San Cristobal Fort in Old San Juan of the Capitol Building of Puerto Rico beyond the fort walls.
Spanish History begins in Old San Juan in 1511. Learn about the history of this Spanish colonial city, its culture & foods. Starting with the San Cristobal Fort, built in the late 1600's through the mid 1700's in response to the attempted fierce Danish invasion of Puerto Rico.
'Lunch with Elena' Walking trip 10 AM to 2:30 PM. . Starts in Old San Juan visiting the Fort 'San Cristobal'. The Spanish fortress city of Old San Juan has survived somewhat intact in many places. Ths trip then visits the Santurce Market and includes a lunch stop. . Puerto Rico has changed considerably in recent years but there still exists some of the old spirit of the island, especially in the forsts and at the Santurce Market!
SPANISH TILE - MOORISH INFLUENCE
Example of old hand painted tiles found in many of the buildlings.
We will walk around the old market square and you will see the various ingredients of a 'sofrito' and learn about the various foods, history of Puerto Rico and its' cuisine. Learn the essentials of Puerto Rican cooking. Minimum of 2 days advance reservations required. e-mail Elena for reservations and information 'Lunch with Elena'. The fee is based on a minimum of 2 persons $75 per person; if more than 2 people then $55 per person. < email@example.com >
Breadfruit, ajíes dulces, calabaza and chayote are basic ingredients. Noni is medicinal.
'Lunch with Elena' at the Santurce Market. Learn all about the ingredients, taste them, drink a cold coconut, sample a fruit cup. A little Puerto Rico History and a lot of local flavor. E-mail Elena We stop for lunch to try some of what we see. ( you pay your own lunch).
Visitors admiring the Spanish Colonial Architecture
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