The Teodoro Vidal Collection

This Web site invites you to look at the history of Puerto Rico through the eyes of the collector who captured the island’s history from the 16th to the 20th centuries with the thousands of wonderful objects that he collected.
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In His Own Words

"I found that there were not only Santos, but also ex-votos, mortars, furniture, and many of these objects were worthwhile conserving. Therefore I committed myself to the job of preserving all these significant objects of our heritage..." -- Teodoro Vidal

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Note: Audio is in Spanish.

Learning Resources

The resources in this section—designed for teachers, parents, and students—bring to life some of the most traditional Puerto Rican artistic expressions and rich history. Materials for teachers, parents, and students include a bibliography, glossary, and related links.