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Old San Juan

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Address: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Phone Number: 7872323027
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
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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 views, charming scenery. Not much shopping except touristy places, but friendly people and great restaurants. Walking backwards up hill is the way to get the best views!

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautiful views, charming scenery. Not much shopping except touristy places, but friendly people and great restaurants. Walking backwards up hill is the way to get the best views!

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Thank Alexis726
Battle Creek, Michigan
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20 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Make sure to visit both forts, the Governors Mansion, Casa Blanca and catch the many free museums. In addition check out the many fun shops and parks around the city. I spent 3 days wandering around and still feel like I have more to see. AWESOME TIME.

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Mirabel, Canada
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29 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If your cruise stops in San Juan, Puerto Rico, do not hesitate to take the free trolley ride. The blue line will take you to the major historic sites. It's a Hop On Hop Off ride. You will visit Fort San Cristobal, El Morro and numerous other interesting locations. There is no narrative on the trolley, but just looking around,... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A great place to visit. The people are so friendly. The vendors on Columbus Plaza were terrific with locally made souvenirs.

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Lousada, Portugal
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed walking around and snapping tons of pictures. The town was beautiful and a lot of fun. I mostly enjoyed Trying Piña Coladas at Barrachina (not sure if I'm spelling correct) Restaurant , home of where the 1st Pina Coladas were made.

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Sussex, WI
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We spent one day and I loved Old San Juan! Would have liked another day there. The old city wall, the city gates, El Morro, the colonial architecture all make for a history rich and interesting day! Those blue cobblestone streets are amazing. Lots of shops and restaurants. I am so sorry I didn't have time for some of the... More 

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Sioux Center, Iowa
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you like to shop, this is the place to be, streets lined with little shops. If you aren't into shopping, you can still enjoy the cobblestone streets, interesting architecture, bright colors, and occasional small plazas with sculptures, fountains, or gardens. Just fun to wander around, or walk the path along the outer wall near the ocean.

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Ringgold
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you go to Puerto Rico and are close enough for a day trip don't miss Old San Juan. Great atmosphere...you will love it!

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Darien, IL
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Free trolley was great -- gave us a good overview of the area. It would have been better, though, if there had been narration pointing our significant places and giving some history.

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Hammondsport, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Spent a few hours wandering the streets and enjoying the culture. The vibrant colors on the buildings just add to the overall beauty of the area. Everyone seemed welcoming and helpful. Lots of walking on cobblestone roads, so wear comfortable shoes.

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