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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. 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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  • beautiful cobble stone streets, colorful houses, great to walk around and take pics. tons of cute restaurants and bars. 
  • This town is old and classic, the buildings are all different colors and the shops are so quaint. You'll need time to just wander through all the streets and shops. 
  • It's nice but a bit of a tourist trap. One day was more than enough for us but then again it depends on what you are looking for.