This Puerto Rico jigsaw puzzle of Old San Juan is super fun! It is just the right amount of difficulty – it will keep you challenged, but not pulling your hair out! Eric Dowdle is a brilliant folk artist from Salt Lake City, who is a storyteller that creates beautiful art in several formats as well as jigsaw puzzles. He has a nationally televised show, “Painting the Town with Eric Dowdle” on PBS that has been invited back for a 3rd season! One of his episodes this past season features his trip to Puerto Rico and the people and places that inspired his Puerto Rico painting below!
500 piece jigsaw puzzle
Planning a visit to Old San Juan? Check out these articles on our blog for some travel tips:
- Old San Juan Tourist Guide
- Follow the Route of San Juan Bautista in Old San Juan
- The Crew’s 5 Favorite Things to Do in Old San Juan
- Indulge in the rich island history of Puerto Rico
Did you know?
The first jigsaw puzzle was made by John Spilsbury, a teacher in England, in 1767. He cut a map of the world into several pieces for his students to assemble to help them learn geography. The puzzles were known as “dissected maps.” Then people began making puzzles from pictures glued on wood. In 1880, the treadle saw was introduced, which made it easier to cut the puzzles into more intricate pieces. They then became known as jigsaw puzzles, although they were cut by a fretsaw, rather than a jigsaw. You can learn more about them over at (Source: Puzzle.org)