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Caparra Archeological Site

Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, Commonwealth of
County of San Juan.
Museo y Parque, Highway 2
National Register Number: 84003155
Resource type: Site.
Property type: Government - capitol. The threat level was Watch in
2008.
Certified Local Government: NO
This NHL offers public access.
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Current use/information: Commonwealth Museum.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - April 19, 1994):
Caparra Site contains the intact archeological remains of the first capital of Puerto Rico, the oldest known European community under United States authority. Caparra was founded by Juan Ponce de Leon, the first governor of the island, in 1508, and was abandoned in 1521 with the removal of the capital to San Juan.

Condition:
There is no updated data for this landmark.

Unknown at this time


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