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Welcome to San German, Puerto Rico “Founder of Towns”

Come for an afternoon walk on the cobblestone streets of San German, Puerto Rico; the City of Hills. San German’s city is colorful, elegant with intriguing history and houses about 250 historical Spanish Colonial buildings. If you’d like to see a historic town with old world charm, friendly residents and warm Puerto Rican feel, then San German is worth a stop.  Next to Old San Juan, San German is the second oldest town in Puerto Rico, one of the best towns to admire our architectural heritage.

The beautiful historic pueblo of San Germàn is perched on green mountains that overlook the neighboring town of Lajas and houses Porta Coeli, one of the oldest churches in the Americas.   San German is unique for it’s Old World architecture and the home town of many famous poets and actors of Puerto Rico. By visiting this town you’ll get to see a city that resembles the Old San Juan Area.

Quick Facts about San German

san-german-flagSan German historic town and it’s Puerto Rico’s oldest settlement outside San Juan, the capital of Puerto Rico. It was named after the second wife of Ferdinand of Spain, Germaine de Foix. Location: San Germàn is located in Porta del Sol, north of Lajas (where you will find La Parguera), west of Ponce and Sabana Grande. and east of Cabo Rojo. – Land Area: 140 sq km (54.0 sq mi)


  • Hymn: San Germán es mi pueblo querido
  • Locals are known as: Sangermeños
  • Tourism Information Office: Interamerican University Ave. #136 (787) 892-3790
  • Festivals / Events in San Germàn, PR:
    • Fiestas Patronales San Germàn Auxerre is celebrated in July.
    • Festival del Añon is celebrated in September
    • Festival de Navidad is celebrated in December.

Getting to San German, PR

If you are already on the west side, take Rt 2 from Mayaguez. If you are traveling to San Germàn from San Juan get on the San Juan Expressway #18 South to San Juan Expressway #52 South to Ponce Road (Carretera [carr.]) #2 East to San Germàn Road #360 South. The drive from San Juan is about 2 hours and 20 minutes 

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