San Juan (Puerto Rico)

From Heraldry of the World
Jump to: navigation, search
Usa.jpg
Heraldry of the World
Civic heraldry of the United States > Puerto Rico
Usa.jpg

SAN JUAN

Arms of San Juan (Puerto Rico)

Official blazon

Origin/meaning

The lamb exemplifies first Jesus Christ and in second place St. John the Baptist, Puerto Rico' original name sake, and the rock represents Mount Zion, symbol of Jerusalem. The river from the rock meant Jordan river. The rock also represents the islet of San Juan. The five tower castle crown decorates the emblem of towns fortified with walls, such as the old district of the City.

In 1799, King Charles the IV of Spain, recognized the city's valour and devotion, (after the last English attack) granting its inhabitants the privilege of using the motto : "FOR ITS PERSEVERANCE, LOVE AND LOYALTY, THIS CITY IS VERY NOBLE AND VERY LOYAL"


Powered by Onecom.jpg

Literature : Information and image received from Luis F. Ramos.


Help maintaining Heraldry of the World !

Heraldry of the World is a private site, which is on-line since 1996. It is a hobby, which takes much time and money (books, hosting etc etc). If you would like to support this site, donations are very welcome ! You can support the site by donating items (books, pdf, images and other items) or financially using the PayPal button below.
All donations send to this specific PayPal address will be used for acquiring books or other items for the site and not for private use.