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Old San Juan

San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Ranked #4 of 94 Attractions in San Juan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas, Neighborhoods, Cultural
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Nightlife, Shopping, Walking, Dancing, Dining
Fee: No
Owner description: Consisting of 400 restored buildings from the 16th- and 17th-century...
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Type: Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas, Neighborhoods, Cultural
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Nightlife, Shopping, Walking, Dancing, Dining
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Seattle, Washington, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

We liked everything about this area. The 2 forts are a must. Restaurants fantastic. And there are some wonderful walks you can take. We spent 7 days in Old San Juan.

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West Midlands, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
5 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed our brief visit to Old San Juan, pre-cruise. It is a fascinating town to explore, although the heat and humidity mean we were not able to do as much as we had planned. We found the people to be friendly and helpful. Whilst taking the usual precautions as in any unfamiliar town, we always felt safe. We did,... More 

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Abbotsford, Canada
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111 reviews 111 reviews
31 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Marvellous old part of San Juan. Walking the old streets and stores is the best way to see the history of this city. There are hidden gems all over the town. Take your time, stop frequently, and just take it in.

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Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

This was Day 3 on Carnival Glory, arrival time 1:00PM, back on board 9:00PM. Since the Ship docks right in front of the city, plan was to simply hop off and walk the streets. Good choice, most downtown sights are within a few block radius. If you'd like to go further, best thing is to hop on a Trolley (free... More 

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Bronx, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

The local food trucks had amazing cuisine. The souvenirs were great, and the sights was amazing. Nice to just walk around and take everything in

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Puerto Rico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

If you are in Puerto Rico you must visit Old San Juan, No ifs ands or buts about it. TIP: there is a NEW tourist office right behind the Tapia Theater (ask anyone) that has free wifi, bathrooms and tons of information about what is happening in the Old City. Walking distance from the Tourist office are many great restaurants... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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69 reviews 69 reviews
40 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

We spent 2days in Old San Juan and enjoyed it thoroughly. We took the trolley around the city and did lots of walking. We were very lucky that our hotel was just about in the center of it all. The people are very friendly and helpful. There are many plazas where you can sit and people watch. If you go... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

The architecture and history in this town were incredible. So many places to see and places to eat. We went back a couple times for a couple different places.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

If you're in the San Juan area, Old San Juan is a must see. Great shopping, great eating, my wife and I recommend El Jibarito for an awesome Puerto Rican lunch.

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

I really enjoyed OSJ, the streets, the buildings, the atmosphere and street entertainment and the food!

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