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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: City walk sightseeing, Nightlife, Shopping, Walking, 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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Park your car and walk

The roads of Old San Juan are narrow and are covered with a blue glazed brick. So park your car and get out and walk around the city. Find the side streets, dance when you hear... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Lake Havasu City, Arizona
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Lake Havasu City, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

The roads of Old San Juan are narrow and are covered with a blue glazed brick. So park your car and get out and walk around the city. Find the side streets, dance when you hear music, stop into a nook and grab something to eat. The people and the town are amazing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

experience new drinks and learn some history at the same time.there is some small food tasting but don't count on a meal, so plan your food schedule accordingly.also make sure you are in good enough shape to walk up hills!it can be fun if you are and with the right group.

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Mount Laurel, New Jersey
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

This was my third trip to Old San Juan. However, it was the first for my girlfriend. We had a great time. We walked, shopped, took pictures, ate and enjoyed the ambience. Such a historic feel. Bring your walking shoes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

A must visit city. Everything about the city is beautiful. Do not skip the museums while you are here. And learn basic Spanish if you really want to enjoy interacting with the locals.

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Montreal, Canada
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

It was a fun place to tour. They offer a free trolley with many places to get on and off. You have a chance to see some great historic sights.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

First off, take a bus if you don't have a rental car. The cabs, depending on where you're staying, will charge you a premium if they can get away with it. The bus is only .75 cents; and if you can catch one of the Old San Juan "Green colored" buses, (stops just beyond the regular bus stop) it's free!... More 

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Guatemala
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

This is such a nice place to travel to, we stayed in Condado and Old San Juan! The last one, so beautiful..every time l go to a place , I enjoy seeing historic sites..Old Sn Juan, was beyond my expectations! U can book a tour, which is expensive, or explore by yourself! We did both. So many colonial buildings, well... More 

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Capitol Heights, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Loved Old San Juan. Guess I'm more in to older places and towns so this was right up my alley. Loved the fact that it hasn't lost a lot of it's history. There are many older buildings still around and some pretty good restaurants also. We found one street with a nice Jamaican restaurant. At first site of the restaurant... More 

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Seacrest Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

We always enjoy our walk through Old San Juan. There were many new botiques that opened up recently that were outstanding. Be sure to visit LuCa to discover many hand made and locally crafted gifts, jewelry, purses and more. Definitely an Esty type shop.

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Arvada, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Old San Juan has managed to embrace the new while at the same time holding on to it's rich past. We enjoy the Charm of this beautiful old city and historical district. We walked both day and night and never feared for our safety. The people are gracious and are willing to direct and some times even walk with you... More 

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