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Old San Juan, San Juan

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Must see · Historic Walking Area · Neighborhood
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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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  • Not sure why this is rated the #1 thing to do in Puerto Rico. Any beach is better than this by far and you have water to cool off! We did it on our way out and glad we didn't waste any more time... 
    Not sure why this is rated the #1 thing to do in Puerto Rico. Any beach is better than this by far and you have water to cool off! We did it on our way out and glad we didn't waste any more time...  more »
  • Great Walking Tour. It is the carribbean so sun, humidity and heat was the course. Parking reminded me of NYC Greenwich Village. There were many small gift shops so comparison shopping is... 
    Great Walking Tour. It is the carribbean so sun, humidity and heat was the course. Parking reminded me of NYC Greenwich Village. There were many small gift shops so comparison shopping is...  more »
  • We spent the day in Old San Juan. Most of the morning was spent walking around the forts, there is no shade within the walls so definitely bring water and a sun hat if you're going there. We then... 
    We spent the day in Old San Juan. Most of the morning was spent walking around the forts, there is no shade within the walls so definitely bring water and a sun hat if you're going there. We then...  more »

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