Art and Culture: Puerto Rico’s Rich History

Food, Things to Do, Travel Tips — By Melissa Alvarado Sierra on February 2, 2011 at 11:50 pm

With a blend of African, Spanish and Taíno Indian cultures infusing its cuisine, traditions, lifestyle, and its variety of music and art, Puerto Rico is truly a multicultural hub. When stepping into the ancient cobblestones of Old San Juan, venturing into towns settled on the mountain range, or driving through the a surf town, you’ll understand how Puerto Ricans mixed every influence and made it into what it is today: ebullient and exuberant. So dance to Bomba or Plena, eat lechón asado with rice, and admire native Puerto Rican art. You’ll be enjoying hundreds of years of history in the making.

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