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Old San Juan

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Address: San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Shopping, Walking, City walk sightseeing, Nightlife, Dancing, Dining
Description: Consisting of 400 restored buildings from the 16th- and 17th-century...
Consisting of 400 restored buildings from the 16th- and 17th-century Spanish colonial period, this area in San Juan is steeped in history with an old-world and romantic European charm.
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Beautiful historic place

Just enjoy walking all around the area and visiting local places to eat. Just relax walking all around in shorts and cotton shirt due to temperature is always hot. And if you like... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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TOA ALTA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Just enjoy walking all around the area and visiting local places to eat. Just relax walking all around in shorts and cotton shirt due to temperature is always hot. And if you like culture food you have a few options around the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Great places to eat. Visit the old forts. $5.00/person for those over 15. Admission price gets you into both forts. They are walking distance from each other. May use free trolley system as well to get around the city

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Dallas/Fort Worth, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

We had dinner and walked around Old San Juan at night. It was gorgeous. The area seems alive with energy. You can feel the history!

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Martinsburg, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Beautiful architecture,beautiful cobblestone streets, buildings are very colorful, and many have been restored. Great place for shopping, eating, walking, taking a cruise. Most Saturday there is music and dancing at the "Paseo la Princesa". Wear comfortable shoes and light clothing. It is warm and you will be going up and down hills.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Old San Juan is a gem for tourists and locals as well. It's an incredibly beautiful place with tons of history to enjoy. Around 500 years and have not lost its charm. When you go, stay hydrated so you can keep up and see as much as possible, as there's so much to see. You'll be able to take breathtaking... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

This place takes you back in time. Simply awesome and breath taking. Visit old san juan it's worth your time. This place has lots of historical memories that will simply enchant you as you go From Calle to the other. From castillo del san felipe del morro to castillo sa cristobal. Lota of culture and heritage is imbedded in this... More 

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Lake Country, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

We stayed in Old Town for a few nights and enjoyed the atmosphere of this colorful old city with all its history yet quiet ambiance in the evenings.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

The best two days of our week long trip. Beatiful narrow blue brick streets with colorful buildings with awesome architecture. The food. Raices was yummy. LaTerraza de San Juan Hotel was amazing. Literally 100 feet from the hotel was el Farolito. You cannot miss this place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

you will love this place if you are a big foodie like me. There are so many good restaraunts near the area that you will never be bored of one cuisine. We stayed there for 4 days and every meal we had was in a different place and all were amazing.

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Delavan, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Typical port of call but much cleaner/safer than many. Lots of shops to visit. The San Juan gate area is very pretty. If you visit I highly recommend a jaunt up the hill to visit the forts and cemetery.

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