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Old San Juan

San Juan, Puerto Rico
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As featured in 3 days in San Juan
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
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Barceloneta, PR
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Best place in town to discover the gastronomy in all levels and also see the historic side of what is Puerto Rico.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

What a perfect city! Beautiful blue cobblestone streets! Quaint stores & restaurants! Wonderful history! Be sure to take the tour Flavors of Old San Juan (& hope you get Victor for your tour guide) to acclimate to this fabulous city!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

the houses are beautiful and colorful! lots of shops for souvenirs ...wear sandals or flipflops ..locals are friendly and nice

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Powder Springs, Georgia, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

This is the second time my wife and I went. This is our second honeymoon because we were married here 10 years ago here. Definitely wear your walking shoes and check out the two castles here. Only drawback is that the cannons are gone but still an interesting trip. The free trolleys were a plus and made it easy getting... More

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Minneapolis, MN
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59 reviews 59 reviews
12 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

The city of Old San Juan is a great blend of the modern and the historic. The city center is lined with many shops from souvenirs to diamonds. A whole host of restaurants are available too..They have everything from food courts to 5 stars. Plenty of places to get a cool drink as well. Take time to walk the city... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

I stayed in OSJ for the first time and i must say that it is a wonderful place. A medley of all types, with plenty of dinning and entertaining options. The place was very secured and clean. In the evenings head over to Sanse, as the establishments there stay open later than the rest.

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Portsmouth, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

This was a great tour excursion. Don't forget to visit the HaitianArtGallery, it was wonderful. I purchased all of my family back home some nice Puerto Rican souvee's here, and did not break the bank! It was our last day tour, and a great way to end a week long exotic dream vacation. This was the 1st Annual BBB (Beauty,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Beautiful, tons of culture, history, cool stores and great restaurants! It was very different to see so many locals living in an area with so much tourism and history, but that's what made it so memorable!

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Hacienda Heights, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Shopping at the cute stores, getting "oops I forgot" necessaries at the drug stores, local foods at the grocery stores, getting to Casa Bacardi and the forts -- Old San Juan has it all! The only thing I regret is that the bus service stops a 9 -- when there is still so much to do!

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Belleville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

The U.S. territory of Puerto Rico is actually a few different islands that are really close to each other. Old San Juan is one of those islands. The economy is based upon U.S. Currency, The residents are U.S. citizens but the language taught in the schools is Spanish. Speaking Spanish is helpful but not required. All of Old San Juan... More

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