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Old San Juan, San Juan

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Historic Walking Area
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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  • Great area to walk around. El Morro and the kite flying was a site to see. Pigeon park was also very cool. Great views! Plenty of restaurants and shops. We chose to bar/appetizer hop. Kind of reminded...  more »
  • We went in blind. We took a car which quickly became a huge burden. After spending the first 1/2 hour sitting stuck in traffic on a maze of narrow streets with no place to park, we stumbled on a publi...  more »
  • This place has got history, old world charm, romance, great food what more could you ask for? Old San Juan isn't huge but it can take you about 18 minutes to walk from one end to the other.  more »
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  • Amazing and authentic tour of one of the oldest cities in the New World!
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