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Old San Juan, San Juan

4.7
Must see · Historic Walking Area · Neighborhood
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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  • 24 hours in Viejo San Juan is not enough! People are very nice & eager for tourists to come back. Covid has hit the area HARD! . Hotel El Convento was lovely and is in the heart of the area. I...  more »
  • Lovely place to walk and enjoy the cobblestone streets, shops and food. Very romantic day or night! Was there with my bae and we enjoyed some sweets from Anita a small ice cream shop.  more »
  • First time visitor from Chicago uber guy recommended me this restaurant its enjoyable place to eat and hang out with friends, good music, excellent service, waitress are nice and polite, the...  more »

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