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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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  • Beautiful Spanish colonial city. Perfectly maintained and restored. Notably, the cobbled streets which is the original Spaniards put. Houses painted in different colors according to the whim of the City Council. Viewpoints Windows Portal courtyards. Restaurants throughout the Center. And the main thing of all lovely people. Friendly and attentive. Of course, it is essential to bring fresh clothes and very comfortable shoe.
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  • Old San Juan is absolutely breathtaking and full of history. It's easily walkable, full of delicious restaurants and unique gift shops, museums, and much more. The people are very friendly. Definitely...  more »
  • Laid back, & lively! The perfect combo! The food is AMZING! Stay in Viejo San Juan La cueva de mar (lunch spot) Punto de vista (rooftop; get the pork sliders)  more »
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