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.
Old San Juan reviews
Cool, colorful architecture. Hip. Clean. Friendly. Cosmopolitan in a blend of Latin/small European type small city...Old San Juan, that is Really good food. Loved the locale and everything about..... more »
Very nice area - enjoyed walking around, shopping and meeting Louie the iguana. We had a good time! Nice folks here. more »
Such a gorgeous area with bars, restaurants, and shops. I highly recommend taking a day or half day to walk the area. You can park in a paid parking lot for $3 which I suggest. more »
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