As you continue up the street between the Asilo de Beneficencia and the Cuartel de Ballajá you’ll arrive at the “Plaza de los Niños”, a small square dedicated in 1998 to nineteenth century Puerto Rican educator and independence advocate Eugenio María de Hostos “Citizen of the Americas”, in behalf of the children of a grateful motherland.
The square is adorned with a beautiful statue that evokes “de Hostos” surrounded by children in a cheerful atmosphere.
Sadly, the square has fallen prey to skate boarders and graffiti vandals. The photo before you took close to 8 hours to clean up in Photoshop. Normally this is something that they won’t tell you in regular tourism sites. But in Puerto Rico by GPS we tell it like it is.
Puerto Rico is a beautiful place but sometimes locals don’t appreciate how rare and beautiful Puerto Rico actually is.