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Route 1: Historical Arecibo

[qpoly lang="es"]        Distancia aproximada: 1,500,000.00 kilómetros. Duración aproximada: 45 - 60 minutos.

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The first suggested walking route begins at the main square of Arecibo –also known as Luis Muñoz Rivera Square– looking towards the San Felipe Cathedral and ends at Puro Girao Street. It focuses on the murals of the project “Arecibo es 500!” and allows to see other murals and expressions of urban art, including those that are part of the cancer awareness project.

Take Jáuregui Street (between the Town Hall and the Oliver Building) to the north. This stretch is known as “Paseo de las Estrellas” and takes you to Plaza del Corregimiento. This square is surrounded by City Hall, the Theater Oliver and the Logia Tanama. In this space you will see the following murals:

 

 

Turn right on Antonio R. Barceló St. where you will find the following street art:

 

 

You will also see a private residence of Art teacher Jesús Manuel with several murals related to old television content.

Follow Antonio R. Barceló St. until you get to José González Ginorio St. Here we will suggest that you turn briefly to your right to see the following art:

 

Turn around and, this time in the opposite direction of the Gonzalez Ginorio St, keep walking east until José de Diego Ave. In this section of González Ginorio St. you will see several murals, among them:

On De Diego Ave., turn left until you find Ariosto Cruz Street. At this point you must be in the area known as “El Fuerte de Arecibo” where you can enjoy the following expressions of urban art:

 

On Gonzalo Marín St, behind the Statue of Liberty, you will see a building with several murals in its facade. This building houses serves as center for the Arecibo is 500! Project. You will be able to see a large number of murals coordinated by this project.

Return to Ariosto Cruz Street facing the riverside, and continue along this street until you find an alley on your right hand side. In this section you can see, among many others, the following murals:

 

Go upstairs in the alley to Gonzalo Marín Street and turn left in the direction of Muñoz Rivera Square. If you continue along Calle Gonzalo Marín, past the old casino, you will see the following murals:

 

Continue to the southwest corner of the Luis Muñoz Rivera Square, where you will find a small square where the Gonzalo Marín, Palma, San Felipe, Santiago Iglesias and Ariosto Cruz streets connect. Look for Santiago Iglesias Street and walk south to the corner of Calle Puro Girao (please note, in most on-line maps this street is identified as “Pura Giraud”, which annoys local residents, who assure us that the correct name is “Puro Girao”). Here you will see, among others, the following murals:

 

Here ends the first suggested route. If you turn left at the intersection of the Puro Girao with Santiago Iglesias Sts. you will return to the main square. If you turn right, at the end of that street you will find the Municipal Library (also has murals at its entrance) and the Museum of Art and History (where you will find the statue of Queen Elizabeth, Arecibo’s oldest urban art element) . We recommend you visit one of the restaurants and cafes around the Plaza.

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[/qpoly] [qpoly lang="en"]        Approximate distance: 1,500,000.00 kilometers. Approximate duration: 45 - 60 minutes.

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The first suggested walking route begins at the main square of Arecibo –also known as Luis Muñoz Rivera Square– looking towards the San Felipe Cathedral and ends at Puro Girao Street. It focuses on the murals of the project “Arecibo es 500!” and allows to see other murals and expressions of urban art, including those that are part of the cancer awareness project.

Take Jáuregui Street (between the Town Hall and the Oliver Building) to the north. This stretch is known as “Paseo de las Estrellas” and takes you to Plaza del Corregimiento. This square is surrounded by City Hall, the Theater Oliver and the Logia Tanama. In this space you will see the following murals:

 

 

Turn right on Antonio R. Barceló St. where you will find the following street art:

 

 

You will also see a private residence of Art teacher Jesús Manuel with several murals related to old television content.

Follow Antonio R. Barceló St. until you get to José González Ginorio St. Here we will suggest that you turn briefly to your right to see the following art:

 

Turn around and, this time in the opposite direction of the Gonzalez Ginorio St, keep walking east until José de Diego Ave. In this section of González Ginorio St. you will see several murals, among them:

On De Diego Ave., turn left until you find Ariosto Cruz Street. At this point you must be in the area known as “El Fuerte de Arecibo” where you can enjoy the following expressions of urban art:

 

On Gonzalo Marín St, behind the Statue of Liberty, you will see a building with several murals in its facade. This building houses serves as center for the Arecibo is 500! Project. You will be able to see a large number of murals coordinated by this project.

Return to Ariosto Cruz Street facing the riverside, and continue along this street until you find an alley on your right hand side. In this section you can see, among many others, the following murals:

 

Go upstairs in the alley to Gonzalo Marín Street and turn left in the direction of Muñoz Rivera Square. If you continue along Calle Gonzalo Marín, past the old casino, you will see the following murals:

 

Continue to the southwest corner of the Luis Muñoz Rivera Square, where you will find a small square where the Gonzalo Marín, Palma, San Felipe, Santiago Iglesias and Ariosto Cruz streets connect. Look for Santiago Iglesias Street and walk south to the corner of Calle Puro Girao (please note, in most on-line maps this street is identified as “Pura Giraud”, which annoys local residents, who assure us that the correct name is “Puro Girao”). Here you will see, among others, the following murals:

 

Here ends the first suggested route. If you turn left at the intersection of the Puro Girao with Santiago Iglesias Sts. you will return to the main square. If you turn right, at the end of that street you will find the Municipal Library (also has murals at its entrance) and the Museum of Art and History (where you will find the statue of Queen Elizabeth, Arecibo’s oldest urban art element) . We recommend you visit one of the restaurants and cafes around the Plaza.

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