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Old San Juan, San Juan

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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. 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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  • The Fort is cool, beautiful and Old bars SanJuan has a quite nice. A nice ride
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  • Enjoyed a few days in historic old San Juan. Great shops, restaurants, and Forts / museums to tour. Really needed a few more days to see it all. Enjoyed several restaurants, one was on a hotel roof to...  more »
  • a tropical forest in the middle of the island of Puerto Rico, stroll along the trails and enjoy the waterfalls dondose a bath in the waterfall LA mine,
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  • Amazing and authentic tour of one of the oldest cities in the New World!
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