Hundreds of years have passed since the Spanish architects first built San Juan, yet the freshness of each new day dulls none of their building’s magic. The “Casitas” (little houses) which are now viewed as charming recollections of a time long gone will live on forever, as a source of pride of the nation’s past. The vibrant colors and the attention to detail reflect the spirit and pride of the Puerto Rican people and their zest for life.
These beautiful works of art are meticulously created by artesanía Cesar, born in Yauco, Puerto Rico in 1926. These houses have a texture to them – it’s not just a flat hand-painted design. For more Casita styles and designs, please view the Ceramic and Clay section.