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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. Arrange your visit to Old San Juan and discover more family-friendly attractions in San Juan using our San Juan vacation generator.
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  • We walked a lot of these streets before and after our cruise. No one bothered us or pestered us. We wandered in and out of shops and ate at 3 seperate restaurants in this area (all were great). Do you...  more »
  • I love Puerto Rico, very friendly people and the friendly attention of all Puerto Rico! I'll be back
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  • A charming place to explore on foot, left without words. The spectacular Morro, San Cristóbal, the Church of Christ, the Capotolio. More please. come to old San Juan!
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