Clemenceau St. #6, Condado
San Juan, 00907-1608
Phone: (787) 721-0170
Fax: (787) 724-4356
Remember the ornate, grand old movie houses? This is a classic example, a mid-century theater, which has been, restored several times and now offers three screens and concession stands. Today, its ultra-elegant lobby welcomes viewers and tempts them with nearby food stands. The complex is part of the Caribbean Cinemas chain, one of the largest in the region. The theatre shows the latest Hollywood releases.
Desto is an art space founded and run by Raquel Quijano, Omar Obdulio and Jason Mena. The Puerto Rican word Desto is a slang expression which means 'this and that'. Both artists and art lovers will enjoy exploring this compact gallery which displays a plethora of art forms. The ambiance maybe casual but the work done here is taken very seriously. Experimentation, innovation and eclectic combination of themes is what one will find here. The shows are full of surprises and minute details. This place is a must-visit for those who have an eye for art.
The Club Náutico de San Juan is an iconic name in the San Antonio Channel. Started off in 1930, this club offers excellent services like dock rentals, a refueling station and excellent Yacht facilities for on going travelers. The grand ballrooms on site here make for the most pleasurable and awesome venues for a wedding, social gathering and events; the ballroom comes accompanied by a well crafted kitchen headed by Chef Juan Carlos Vicens who churns out spectacular and a very creative menu, specially designed for your event. The Club is also known to host Fishing events, and is noted for their Boating School with assured tutors and great back up services to go with. Call ahead to know more.
This award-winning architectural masterpiece in Santurce houses four theaters. Smallest is the European-style Café Teatro Sylvia Rexach presenting everything from stand-up comedians to jibaro jazz and dramatic monologues. The Carlos Marichal Experimental Theater's 210 seats are designed for theater-in-the-round and close-up performances. The René Marqués Hall is a 760-seat hall that permits full dramatic staging. The majestic Antonio Paoli Festival Hall is a 1,883-seat concert hall, home of the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra. Ballet, regional and international dance and theater troupes take turns on these stages. In February, many concerts from the Festival Casals de Puerto Rico take place in the various halls.
With movie nights every Monday, karaoke Tuesdays and regular performances by local bands, this joint is popular enough without the extra effort put into creating the perfectly blended zippy cocktails at the bar. Special events with artists coming in are often staged with afro, jazz, funk and local music as just a few of the genres you get to hear as the place turns into a mosh pit of headbanging and dancing. The dimly lit interiors only adds to the excitement of the shows. All in all, this is the perfect place to spend an evening with a group of friends.
The Puerto Rico Convention Center is the largest in the Caribbean. State-of-the-art technology and modern facilities await visitors at this $415 million commercial meeting hub. Important trade shows, exhibitions and festivals are known to have been conducted here. The area around is also prime real-estate, where cafes, restaurants, residential and office buildings abound. The center is the venue for all important city events.
This gracious old theater has been appropriately named after local playwright, Alejandro Tapia y Rivera. If you plan to take in a play, do it in style here in central Old San Juan. The building's balconies, lobby and interior are simply beautiful. In addition to traditional Broadway plays, the theater's performance schedule includes, operas, ballets and concerts throughout the year. You'll find several some very nice eateries conveniently nearby for a pre or post theatre lunch. One of them being Toro Salao
Coliseo de Puerto Rico Jose Miguel Agrelot is a multipurpose arena located in the Hato Rey region of the city. This massive venue can easily accommodate up to 18,000 people, and with a state-of-the-art sound system, lighting and other facilities, it is no wonder that concerts, NBA games, trade shows, theater events and family shows are held here. Don't carry prohibited items with you, as the security is stringent. For children above two years, a ticket is essential. Check the website for further details.
Take in a movie or two! Excellent theatre complex located in Plaza Las Américas, open seven days a week. Currently offers eight screens and of course, concession stands are ready to sell you lots of sweets and popcorn, and there's a nearby food court as well. The complex is one of the finest on the island and is part of the Caribbean Cinemas chain.
One of the hottest spots in old San Juan, the Nuyorican Café is a great place to hang out. It is home to the new and up coming artists. The music scene here is worth a mention. You will find that this café sells records of the artists who perform live on a daily basis! They also host their own jazz festival of late. The atmosphere of this cafe is specifically Bohemian - wood-paneled chamber and great Latino music. All kinds of people visit the place for a taste of Puerto Rican culture, in all its glory and authenticity. Try out the grub here which is very delicious and easy on your pocket too. For a great, fun night out with your buddies, this is the place to go!
Hiram Bithorn Stadium is named after the first major leaguer from Puerto Rico who made it into the big league with the Cubs in 1943. This is Puerto Rico's largest baseball stadium. It's layered with artificial turf and has a seating capacity of 18,000. If you're feeling the San Juan heat, the private air-conditioned boxes should cool you off. Or sip on a Pina Colada, the choice of drink for baseball fans in the tropics!
Was baptizad with the name of the missing baseball player "Roberto Clemente", died in a plane crash in the 72 year when wearing help to the victims of Nicaragua´s earthquake.