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Lares, Puerto Rico

Lares, Puerto Rico is a small mountain town in Puerto Rico's central-western area. A city adorned with Spanish era style churches and small downtown area stores, Lares is a breezy area that is about 3 hours from San Juan by car.

Lares is more famous than anything for one thing: The 1868 upraisal that happened there, brought on by independists that wanted Puerto Rico to gain independency. The movement, which became known thereafter as El Grito de Lares (The Scream of Lares) lasted very shortly, but became a legendary part of Puerto Rico's history.