San Juan Bay

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San Juan Bay (Bahía de San Juan) is the inlet adjacent to Old San Juan in northeastern Puerto Rico.wikipedia
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Puerto Rico

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San Juan Bay (Bahía de San Juan) is the inlet adjacent to Old San Juan in northeastern Puerto Rico.
Learning from Francis Drake's previous failures here, he circumvented the cannons of the castle of San Felipe del Morro and quickly brought his 17 ships into the San Juan Bay.

Port of San Juan

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The San Juan bay is home to the island's busiest harbor and its history dates back to at least 1508.
The "Port of San Juan" is the general name used to call various passenger and cargo facilities located in lands around the San Juan Bay (Bahía de San Juan).

Old San Juan

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San Juan Bay (Bahía de San Juan) is the inlet adjacent to Old San Juan in northeastern Puerto Rico.
It is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the north and to the south by San Juan Bay (or "Bahia de San Juan")—which lies between the city and the mainland.

Condado Lagoon

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Three bridges between the islet and the mainland cross the channel, which connects the bay to Laguna del Condado (Condado Lagoon) and the Atlantic Ocean.
Its tributary stream of water forms part of the San Juan Bay Estuary.

Juan Ponce de León

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Juan Ponce de León spent days searching for the best place to build a villa, the blueprint for a colonial city.
This expedition, consisting of about 50 men in one ship, left Hispaniola on July 12, 1508 and eventually anchored in San Juan Bay, near today's city of San Juan.

Castillo San Felipe del Morro

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On the east side of the bay's mouth, the Castillo San Felipe del Morro still guards its narrow entrance.
The fortification, also referred to as el Morro or 'the promontory,' was designed to guard the entrance to the San Juan Bay, and defend the Spanish colonial port city of San Juan from seaborne enemies.

San Juan, Puerto Rico

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By the eighteenth century the population of the islet had expanded into the Atlantic City of San Juan, largely due to the proximity of the bay and its port.
San Juan's main water bodies are San Juan Bay and two natural lagoons, the Condado and San José.

Caparra Archaeological Site

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Following de Ovando's suggestion, he named the settlement Caparra.
But the air was not wholesome and the mendicant friars insisted on moving the settlement closer to the bay and to the sea.

Fortín San Juan de la Cruz

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Fortín San Juan de la Cruz (Fort Saint John of the Cross), known locally as El Cañuelo, was built on Isla de Cabras (Goat Island), at the western end of the entrance to San Juan Bay, in Puerto Rico.

Battle of San Juan (1595)

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After failing to be able to land at the Ensenada del Escambron on the eastern end of San Juan Islet, he attempted to sail into San Juan Bay with the intention of sacking the city.

Inlet

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San Juan Bay (Bahía de San Juan) is the inlet adjacent to Old San Juan in northeastern Puerto Rico.

Estuary

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It is about 3.5 mi in length, the largest body of water in an estuary of about 97 sqmi of channels, inlets and eight interconnected lagoons.

Lagoon

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It is about 3.5 mi in length, the largest body of water in an estuary of about 97 sqmi of channels, inlets and eight interconnected lagoons.

Restoration ecology

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Because of commercial expansion and environmental stress on the region, the estuary has been the focus of restoration ecology projects.

Isleta de San Juan

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This impression comes from a neck of land, Puntilla ("small point"), which projects from the Islet of San Juan Bautista into the center of the bay and approaches another protuberance (Punta Cataño) stretching from the other side of a larger island.

Río Piedras, Puerto Rico

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The 3.75 mi channel connects the bay to other lagoons and the city of Río Piedras.

Conquistador

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The Spanish conquistadors of the New World thought in terms of urban landscapes and municipal organization.

New World

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The Spanish conquistadors of the New World thought in terms of urban landscapes and municipal organization.

Urban ecosystem

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The Spanish conquistadors of the New World thought in terms of urban landscapes and municipal organization.

Municipality

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The Spanish conquistadors of the New World thought in terms of urban landscapes and municipal organization.

Spanish colonization of the Americas

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They did not launch their conquista de las Indias from ocean-going caravels or itinerant campsites.

Caravel

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They did not launch their conquista de las Indias from ocean-going caravels or itinerant campsites.

Villa

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Juan Ponce de León spent days searching for the best place to build a villa, the blueprint for a colonial city.

Captaincy General of Santo Domingo

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Santo Domingo governor Nicolás de Ovando had appointed him to pacify and evangelize the nearby island, which Christopher Columbus had named "San Juan Bautista" during his second voyage to the Americas.