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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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  • It is divine to explore old San Juan, seeing the architecture and all the picturesque corners which has and adding a tour of La Perla.
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  • We docked the ship in San Juan and could look at for a couple of hours the beautiful old town. Small streets with shops, Cafés and historic houses. You should definitely have good shoes and pay attention to stumbling blocks.
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  • The place is still beautiful as I remember going 10 years ago, there are some repairs in process . Awesome views, breath taking.  more »
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