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Old San Juan

San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Ranked #4 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
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

Please make every effort to visit all aspects of this location. It has so many shops, restaurants, locals and the pier is all right there. Take plenty of pictures...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

Most beautiful place definitely can't be seen in a few hours nice night life but just stay on the strip and you will be fine... Definitely would come again and make it a whole day experience so we would be able to see everything..

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Perth Amboy, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

We have visited Old San Juan and love to see the history along with the new. Shopping downtown is wonderful. The outlet stores are wonderful and the prices are GREAT! The kids loved shopping for their "treasures", especially the street vendors. Make sure if there is something you see from a vendor, not to wait. They do move their tables... More

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Huntersville, North Carolina
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Visited in October 2014 with another couple! The architecture of the buildings and charm of the walking around from street to street is just wonderful! Beautiful, old, Spanish buildings! Stopped at a plaza with fountains to eat lunch at kiosk type establishment for some authentic Puerto Rican food and it was very good! Lots of shopping and people watching around... More

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Morristown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

If you are in the isla verde area take the Bus to Old San Juan. Once you get off at the last stop come out of the station and catch the free trolley. The green line which has AC goes around the inside of old San Juan, the white line which has no windows goes around the outskirts of Old... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

An amazing place to explore around. You'll love it too! Shopping, restaurants, sightseeings such as El Morro, great for pictures!! Everywhere around !! Must visit!

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Long Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Old San Juan was a pleasant surprise. Mostly well maintained. I visited El Morro, the ports, the cathedral. Shopping is pretty interesting as there are several nice outlet stores and many quaint restaurants. A walk in Old San Juan will take you back in time. loved it.

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Lot's of restaurants is great, but lots of t-shirt shops is not. We enjoyed walking around the old, narrow streets, but were disappointed in the lack of shops that we wanted to visit. There are two forts within walking distance that are well-worth visiting.

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Clarksville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

I came to PR on a Spring Break Mission trip with some classmates in college a few months ago. We took the time to visit Old San Juan and I am so glad that we did. It is a beautiful area with a lot to do and see. There are multiple buildings and architecture that you can take pictures of... More

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Uniontown
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Shopped around the quaint streets and stopped at local bars to try out local brews. everyone was very friendly .

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