Old San Juan

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Old San Juan
4.5
Historic Sites • Neighborhoods • Historic Walking Areas
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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.
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Theo S
Los Angeles, CA25 contributions
Beautiful Old San Juan
Jun 2021 • Couples
This is a beautiful historic area....don’t visit San Juan without going here. It has lots of history, places to eat and drink. Picturesque
Written 16 June 2021
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DCinIndy
5 contributions
Wonderful Place to Visit
Jun 2021
We actually needed two days to see everything we wanted to in this city. The buildings are beautiful. We thoroughly enjoyed exploring the forts. We did our own walking tour and ended up walking 7 miles the first day. We visited both forts, umbrella street, the cathedral of San Juan Bautista, had a Pina Colada at Barrachina, bought some chocolate at Chocobar, had some gelato at the gelato place across the street from Chocobar (delicious), walked the streets and saw the flag door, visited Capilla del Cristo, the Paseo de la Princesa, and Plaza de Armas. The architecture and colors of the buildings are beautiful. It is amazing to see the wall all around the city. I would visit here again. Such a cool place.
Written 12 June 2021
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Adaomma S
45 contributions
Rich History
Jun 2021 • Friends
Graduation trip and we had a ball. Old San Juan has so much to do and a rich history. I absolutely loved it. I would definitely return
Written 6 June 2021
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Tantania R
Norfolk, VA2 contributions
BEAUTIFUL
Jun 2021
Visited Old San Juan and was not disappointed. Many vendors and a few food places. The water and streets are beautiful. I loved it. It was very hilly so be prepared to exercise if your not use to that. Lol. Definitely have to return to see the rest of the beautiful city.
Written 4 June 2021
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Leidy G
Miami, FL256 contributions
Old San Juan <3
Apr 2021
Am a Caribean girl myself coming from a very similar island I fell just at home here. Old San Juan has a lot to offer for all those that visit it. I was able to walk around freely and without any worry. Plenty of restaurant options and local food trucks to t try. You have many bars also offering you local drinks including the most amazing Pina Colada I had yet to try straight out of a coconut. You will see the culture and the heart of the island there is a must-visit if you go to PR!
Written 4 June 2021
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Luca M
New York City, NY513 contributions
Nice view, but i have seen better spots
Jun 2021
It's kinda fascinating to walk here, but I honestly expected more from a Caribbean landscape. In comparison with Other islands like Dominica Republic or Cuba, Puerto Rico is not wild, water is not crystal clear and on average beaches' sand is not white. Coming back to Old San Juan, the view on the ocean is ok and the city looks nice, but again, nothing typical. Go to El Morro, nice court yard (immense meadow)
Written 2 June 2021
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megghin
30 contributions
Gorgeous History
May 2021
Full of culture, styles, and colors. Great to walk around or take a tour. We explored the area by ourselves based on web recommendations, noting locations recommended by others. We spent a full day in the area and still didn't have enough time to see everything.
Written 1 June 2021
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Felicia C
3 contributions
Graduation Trip
May 2021
The food was wonderful and we felt extremely safe during our visit. We will definitely return soon. The adults in the group had the best mojitos at La Cueva Del Mar. The staff was friendly and professional. The restaurant was clean and sanitized and if you like fish tacos .....this is your place!!!!
Written 31 May 2021
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tiffanyltate
Atlanta, GA8 contributions
History, Personality, Culture
Mar 2021
Old San Juan never disappoints. First time visiting since storms and there was a noticeable difference but still beautiful nonetheless. Street vendors were out, restaurants were vibrant. If you’re hungry, go elsewhere as capacity is very well managed and may require long wait times.
Written 31 May 2021
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Tanika S
Warrington, PA21 contributions
Old San Juan, authenticity of Puerto Rico
May 2021 • Friends
This town is full of culture and wonderful finds. The shops and food are excellent. If you travel to PR, you must visit the towm.
Written 28 May 2021
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