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Paseo de la Princesa

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Address: Paseo de la Princesa, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Activities: Walking
Description: This restored 19th-century esplanade is the place to begin your stroll...
This restored 19th-century esplanade is the place to begin your stroll through Old San Juan, because of its central location and its inexhaustible charm.
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Pretty but a little dead

We went our last night in San Juan, which was a Friday and I expected it to be super busy but there really wasn't much going on... which was really nice! It was a beautiful night... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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Columbus, OH
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Columbus, OH
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

We went our last night in San Juan, which was a Friday and I expected it to be super busy but there really wasn't much going on... which was really nice! It was a beautiful night and a great walk before leaving.

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Wisconsin, USA
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32 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

It is a relatively small area, but full of history. This is the largest area of green space in the area. There are statues along the way too. It leads to the city gate on the far end of the walk. There is children's playground equipment in this area, I think the only place I saw in Old San Juan.

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New York City, New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
29 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The Paseo de la Princesa is a nice park and walkway that leads towards the statue of La Princesa and Paseo del Marro. You cannot see the whole area from the entrance, so you must venture west. The walkway is covered with nice trees that provides good shade when the sun wants to give you a hard time. There is... More 

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida, United States
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43 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

It is a nice walk around the front of the Fort, on one side the wall and the other side the ocean, on weekends they have artisan fair with many local vendors selling local craft.

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San Francisco, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

If you're looking to combine sightseeing, picture taking and a bit of exercise, try walking the Paseo de la Princesa which ultimately turns into the Paseo del Morro. Essentially, this route takes you away from the cruise ships and street vendors, transports you through time, then leaves you in awe with a breathtaking finale at the base of Castillo San... More 

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Tallahassee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Looking for a quiet spot with lush vegetation? This is the place. Throw in statues and once again views of the water, and you have found a spot for a delightful getaway from the crowd. We were there one afternoon then returned another evening as the lamps were coming on. Loved it!

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Toronto, Canada
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Lovely tree-lined street; nice little park; crumbled remains of city wall; stop at La Princesa, formerly the San Juan jail which was outside the city walls. There is an ever-changing art show to see -- & go through the courtyard, through a narrow walkway, to see old jail cells. [Free]

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We were fortunate to discover Paseo de la Princesa late in the first afternoon of our visit to Old San Juan. By the time we arrived at the old San Juan Gate the lights had come on. Really gave us a good view of the size and strength of the wall that used to surround the entire city.

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Largo, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Very nice and has some food trucks by the entrance , Good air and walk all the way to the end for a great ocean and Catano views, Parking is available ,take water with you because you can keep walking for a while

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Street vendors and live music. The band was great. Lots of couples dancing and a big group danced a merengue line dance! Free fun

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