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Consisting of 400 restored buildings from the 16th- and 17th-century Spanish colonial period, this area in San Juan is steeped in history with an old-world and romantic European charm.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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All reviewscobblestone streetscolorful buildingsold citybeautiful citysouvenir shopsgreat shoppingevery cornerfree trolleystreet vendorswalk aroundhistoric sitesel morrogreat place to visitcruise shipwear comfortable shoeswalking tourlots of history
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One day here wasn't enough! You are wanting to explore every street,fort and area in this beautiful city. The forts are 16th century architecture and you are easily swept away in the beauty of ALL of it. This is a highly recommended stop.

Thank Desistarr
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

San Juan is one of those great places were they park the cruise ships literally in the town centre. Indeed the monstrous Oasis of the Seas looked like a new city block when it was parked up! The old town is literally across the road...More

Thank DavvaW
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great place to eat/shop/sightsee when taking a break from the beach. Kids had fun. Easy to Uber from the major hotels.

Thank Remingzen
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great shopping and restaurants. Beautiful architecture and old world charm. Be careful where you park. I suggest a parking garage or riding the ferry from Catano across the bay only fifty cents each way and a quick boat ride.

Thank Cliff C
Reviewed 4 days ago

Walk through this area to get a glimpse of the "OLD San Juan". See, stop in the older hotels and restaurants/ diners. Go ahead, eat a sliced open coconut! SLOWLY as you dine to the music around. The shops? Breath in the difference from rushing...More

Thank ronsF6171VH
Reviewed 4 days ago

I have been traveling to Old San Juan for over 30 years, and to be honest with you, I am still discovery new nooks and crannies each time I visit! Some of the highlights for me are the twin fortresses of El Morro and San...More

1  Thank Neptuno1990
Reviewed 4 days ago

Had a great time flying kites. We bought our own kites at CVS, and brought them to the fort, where we flew them on the hill. Weather was amazing, and the kites really flew!

1  Thank Nicole K
Reviewed 5 days ago

We loved Old San Juan. Did a Segway tour and learned a lot about the history behind the city. Loved the old blue stone streets. Shopping was great as well as plenty of places to eat/drink. A lot of old school character found here.

1  Thank erdadof3
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Had a great visit to Old San Juan, lots of nice places and views, had a great time and experience while there learning the history of old San Juan. Beautiful place!!!

1  Thank Do S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Old San Juan is a beautiful old city. The old and new meet up to give visitors great views, interesting history, and modern amenities. We walked for miles and took a bilion pictures and videos. A day in Old San Juan should start at the...More

1  Thank CKqueen1
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16 August 2018|
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Response from Do S | Reviewed this property |
We did it on a Friday last month and was really beautiful
9 August 2018|
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Response from andrerohrer | Reviewed this property |
Staying at Rio Grande and just visit Old San Juan for a day trip. Visit also the Bacardi Destillery, it's amazing.
9 July 2018|
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Response from DMAB1963 | Reviewed this property |
I stayed at a bed and breakfast in Old San Juan, Casa de Sol.