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Old San Juan

San Juan, Puerto Rico
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As featured in 3 days in San Juan
Ranked #5 of 102 Attractions in San Juan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Historic Walking Areas, Neighborhoods, Historic Sites
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Shopping, Walking, Nightlife, 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... more » 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. « less
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Orlando, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

It rained most of the day.but what we did see was fantastic.. A lot of historical architecture... Real good food....the people were friendly....

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Pleasant Valley, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I was pleased to see a very active police presence throughout Old San Juan. There is a lot of construction going on as they are replacing the cobblestones. Also many closed shops, which was sad to see. that being said, I thoroughly enjoyed wandering the streets and exploring some of the restaurants, small museums and shops. There was a nice... More

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Denver, Colorado
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Such a fantastic experience! Close to Condado; perfect for shopping; close to the beaches; fantastic restaurants and bars; AWESOME street food; and you even get to mix in with the passengers from the cruises when they dock! I have nothing even remotely negative to say about Old San Juan. It was an amazing trip!

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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

My husband and I spent 2 days in Old San Juan at the beginning of our Puerto Rican Vacation. We had lovely accommodations, enjoyed touring the old forts, and loved walking the quiet cobblestone streets and viewing the Spanish architecture in sun and rain alike. Our only complaint was that having gone in the off-season, things were much quieter than... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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53 reviews 53 reviews
6 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We love strolling the streets of Old San Juan. It transports you to something similar of Spain or another European city. There are many shops and restaurants to chose from. The streets are narrow but do have sidewalks on each side of the street.

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Athens, TN
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Start by saying Puerto Rico is GORGEOUS! I LOVED the local color and flare of the place! Wonderful local restaurants are everywhere along with great little shops and stores. The forts are gorgeous and well worth the walk through them! I will return.

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Loved old San Juan. Great city, very beautiful. So glad we stayed in this part of San Juan. They have a free shuttle bus that takes you around the city. Well worth it! Blue cobble stone streets and beautiful old buildings. A feast for your eyes!

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Miami, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

If you want to walk and discoveer great historic places, the old san juan is a great option. It's very well preserved and the public parkings are really cheap

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Louisville, KY
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77 reviews 77 reviews
34 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Old San Juan is a beautiful city to spend time in. The Old Walled area is only about 7 square blocks. The streets are narrow and hilly and there are sidewalks on both sides of the road. Many of the buildings are painted in bright colors and many have flowering baskets on their balconies. There are lovely plazas throughout the... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

I could spend hours just wondering the streets of old san juan.. It is so beautiful and the more you get lost the better as you find new sights and interesting little shops.

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