Sunday, February 5, 2012

La Perla-Old San Juan

La Perla-Homes with Ocean front views

La Perla
On the northern wall of Old San Juan sit the tiny neighborhood of La Perla. This area has been the the site of many movies and songs written about this place.The area was the site of a slaughterhouse because the law required them and homes of former slaves and homeless non-white servants – as well as cemeteries – to be established away from the main community center; in this case, outside the city walls. Sometime after, some of the farmers and workers started living around the slaughterhouse and shortly established their houses there.

No comments:

Post a Comment