San Lorenzo

(sanh lo-REN-zo)

San Lorenzo (Saint Lawrence) is known as El Pueblo de los Samaritanos (town of the Samaritans) and La Tierra de Leyendas (land of legends). San Lorenzo was founded in 1811 by Valeriano Muñoz de Oneca. Its original name was San Miguel de Hato Grande.

San Lorenzo is located in the eastern central region, north of Patillas and Yabucoa; south of Gurabo; east of Caguas and Cayey; and west of Juncos and Las Piedras.

The surrounding areas produces tobacco and sugar cane.

There are many well-known sanlorenceños, among them:

  • singer, Carmita Jimenez
  • Julia Vazquez Vda. de Fernandez La Samaritana
  • Andres Gomez Vazquez
  • Ana C. Buxo de Echevarria
  • Chayanne

San Lorenzo is made up of 11 barrios (wards/districts):

  • Cayaguás
  • Cerro Gordo
  • Espino
  • Florida
  • Hato
  • Jagual
  • Pueblo
  • Quebrada
  • Quebrada Arenas
  • Quebrada Honda
  • Quemados

Things to See and Do In San Lorenzo

Want to know what to see and do in San Lorenzo? Discover few ideas for exploring and enjoying the city.

Where to Eat?

Festivals and Events

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San Lorenzo Flag San Lorenzo Coat of Arms

Anthem: Son tus campos de bellsimo verdor...


There are 20 public schools in San Lorenzo, education is handled by the Puerto Rico Department of Education.


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Did You Know?

Born in Ponce, Juan Morel Campos was considered the most important figure in Puerto Rican music of the 19th century, he composed over 300 danzas.