Casa de España

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Casa de España
Casa de España in March 2013
Locator map
Locator map
Location of the Casa de España in Puerto Rico
LocationPonce de León Ave., San Juan, Puerto Rico
Coordinates18°27′59″N 66°06′29″W / 18.466432°N 66.108019°W / 18.466432; -66.108019Coordinates: 18°27′59″N 66°06′29″W / 18.466432°N 66.108019°W / 18.466432; -66.108019
Architectde Castro, Pedro
Architectural styleExotic Revival, Moorish Revival
NRHP reference #83002294[1]
Added to NRHPJuly 5, 1983

Casa de España is the headquarters of a private social organization whose members are those of Spanish descent in San Juan, Puerto Rico on Avenida de La Constitución in Old San Juan. The building was designed in a Moorish Revival style by architect Pedro Adolfo de Castro. The building dates from 1934. Although it is named "Casa", it has never been a dwelling place for a family; rather it is a "house" whose members claim common ancestry. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.[1] It is not open to the public, but private affairs may be arranged.

The building is a "typical" Moorish palace that is 119 feet (36 m) wide by 158 feet (48 m) long, with an interior rectangular courtyard, 51 feet (16 m) by 85 feet (26 m) long.[2]

The fountain one first encounters upon approach is a copy of one in the "Patio de los Leones" at La Alhambra in Granada, Spain.[2]

The interior courtyard was used to film two coronation scenes for the Disney Channel Original Movie "Princess Protection Program" (2008).[3]



  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  2. ^ a b Armando Morales Pares (May 17, 1983). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Casa de España". National Park Service. Retrieved December 21, 2016. with 20 photos from 1980
  3. ^ "Blog de la Tele". Archived from the original on 2016-10-12. Retrieved 2017-07-05.

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