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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Old San Juan reviews
Old San Juan is everything all in one. It's colorful, vibrant, and historical. It has almost a European vibe with Latin flare with the architectural designs of the buildings. It's fantastic for... more »
Lots of great restaurants, bars, and shops to buy souvenirs. The old forts run along the edge. You can spend the whole day and night here exploring. more »
Old San Juan definitely has a lot of character and history. This is not something you would be able to get by reading a book as you walk along or using an app. Best to find a local guide and have a... more »
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