In September 2017, Hurricane Irma caused extensive damage across the island. Many places closed for rebuilding. Frommer's recommends that vacationers check in advance with all businesses before traveling.
The gallery hosts trailblazing work by contemporary artists but also is a homage to the late Angel Botello, who was born and raised in Galicia, Spain, but fled to the Caribbean, living for years in Haiti before making Old San Juan his home. The gallery is housed in the restored colonial mansion where he lived, and is filled with his paintings and bronze sculptures, as well the works by other contemporary artists and a collection of antique santos, wood statues of the saints hand-carved by skilled Puerto Rican artisans.