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Old San Juan, San Juan

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Walking along the streets and World Heritage-listed fortifications of Old San Juan, you'll feel like stepping right into a time machine, allowing you to peek into Puerto Rico's colonial past. Five centuries of history seem palpable at every step, with a narrow grid of streets lined by colorful homes and churches, and the coastline protected by enormous walls. One of the district's major attractions is an early 16th-century cathedral, which contains the tomb of famed Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon. Other highlights include an old naval station, city hall, and a bronze monument commemorating the city's successful effort to fend off a British attack in 1797. You can plan San Juan trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.
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  • October 4, 2017
    I stopped three days in san Juan, and I must say that I was very biased mostly because of personal safety, I thought it was like Santo Domingo, where you always have to be very careful. The old town is well kept, clean and safe. Nice shops and interesting tourist attractions. Shops with friendly staff, always willing to help you. Change the day that the cruise ships come in and then a lot more people around. Many art galleries. I turned on my own all day and night without any fear, easy too find to eat. I took a "doughnut" from a vendor on the street and it was just great. Visiting in a few hours, but worth it.
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  • October 4, 2017
    A gem of a city. You can book a room at a modern hotel by the cruise terminals, a guest house or a beautiful old convent turned hotel. You will find every type of food and each will exceed your expect...  more »
  • October 4, 2017
    a good place for walking in couple or family, beautiful old buildings, beautiful places to visit and put the brain to travel through the ages
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  • December 15, 2016
    Amazing and authentic tour of one of the oldest cities in the New World!
  • August 6, 2016
    Cool tauu yuuk touring here
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