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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
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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The Real San Juan

We stayed in Old San Juan using Air Bnb and had a chance to live like the locals. The buildings are colorful, the food is amazing, and there's plenty to do.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Toronto, Canada

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We stayed in Old San Juan using Air Bnb and had a chance to live like the locals. The buildings are colorful, the food is amazing, and there's plenty to do.

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Panama City Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Old San Juan is the best of both worlds. Starbucks next to homemade ice cream from street vendors. Cobble stone streets but the stores carry Pandora and Guess. Quaint shops too. Safe to walk around.

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Great food, shopping, architecture and history walking around Old Town San Juan! The views at El Morro are fantastic. A must see/do for all visitors to San Juan.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

A taste of the old world. There are plenty of shops, restaurants, and friendly faces in San Juan. A must for anyone traveling to Puerto Rico.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We spent a lot of time just walking the streets and looking at all the different buildings. It is interesting with all the different colors. The streets have blue tinted cobble stones which were very cool. A lot of the buildings are empty but most are still colorful and nice to look at. There are a lot of feral cats... More 

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Yokneam Moshava
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Great place to roam around, especially in the small and narrow streets, which are usually surprisingly clean. It seems, like there are endless caffees and restaurants, and the atmosphere is most inviting. Adding the near shores of either the ocean, or the lagoon with the multiple castles and you get a very nice place to visit and prepare for your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Beautiful. Colorful. Great to stroll around, have lunch and visit a few historical monuments. Choose places that you want to see and plan a route before going there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

For me it always amazes me what you can do in Old SJ. Either take a boat from Hato Rey or Cataño to get to Old SJ or just walk or drive. There's always a spot although seen it several times, it's a wonderful place to grab something to eat, drink, shop and enjoy whatever activity the municipilaty of SJ... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

I have had the good fortune of having traveled to El Viejo San Juan many times. But each and every visit is a new experience of flavor, sound, culture and shopping :) There is so much to do, see, taste and experience in this beautiful historic area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

History was made by Spaniards, Holland, pirates, and Americans, to name a few. Our family made history and your family can too. Old San Juan is a beautiful replica of a Spanish and a modern city, both. The Catholic Cathedra is gorgeous. There are all sorts of stores, for all ages desires. Restaurants and cafeterias to satisfy everyone's appetite and... More 

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Address: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Phone Number: 7872323027
Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan

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