Fortaleza Street, San Juan

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Get into the bustling atmosphere of old San Juan at Fortaleza Street. Roaming the cobblestoned street lined with colonial era buildings, you can find numerous shops selling clothes, souvenirs, art, and jewelry. Hang out at one of the bars, mingle with the locals, people-watch, and take in the spirit of the harbor city. Restaurants along the lively street serve up Puerto Rican cuisine with a historical atmosphere. Plan to visit Fortaleza Street during your San Juan vacation using our convenient San Juan trip builder .
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  • We came here twice, once in the morning and once in the evening. The street is full of shops, cafes and restaurants. There is always something for everyone. I was amazed how crowded it was in the even...  more »
  • We've been during the night and now during the day and have enjoyed this area of town both times. Lots of local shopping, several small local restaurants and all the tourist shops. It's safe and comfo...  more »
  • The buildings on this street is just amazing with their own colors and own history, is really worth walking through, and admire some old architecture buildings as well. Pop into the local bars for a m...  more »
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  • I am not being mean or nothing. But you should not make so much people wait in line for the sealing covers espacialy old people so please do something about it
  • A historic jewel! The tour was excellent.
  • Beautiful historic residence of the Governor of San Juan, Puerto Rica. We were lucky to get a chance to go on a tour of the residence that is not generally available to the public.
  • Beautiful castle where the governor of Puerto Rico and his family lives, full of history
  • Great place. Went there for their Christmas special!

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If you're looking for colonial-era lodgings, explore the streets of the old town area, where many grand buildings house guesthouses and hotels. The neighborhoods of Condado, Ocean Park, and Isla Verde contain the majority of beach resorts, with some glamorous and upscale options sitting alongside more laid-back and family-friendly ones. Rental bungalows just back from the beach, as well as side-street hostels, provide the city's budget-friendly places to stay.
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