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Address: Fortaleza St, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Activities: Shopping
Description: A bustling street full of shops and boutiques.

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A lively street

Many people from cruise ships buy souvenirs and enjoy the restaurants on this lively street. If you can manage it, it is best to go on a night when the street is lit up and in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
Robert L
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Yabucoa, Puerto Rico

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Yabucoa, Puerto Rico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Many people from cruise ships buy souvenirs and enjoy the restaurants on this lively street. If you can manage it, it is best to go on a night when the street is lit up and in motion with some type of street fair. Otherwise you can still enjoy some great food. Be careful not to roam too far away because... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Fortaleza Street is be a good street to walk for restaurants and souvenirs, especially for those visitors who are dropped off by the cruise ship. If you have time, combine Del Crito Street and Fortaleza street, then you have fantastic sights of old San Juan. A good size 7 city blocks filled with restaurants, shops, interesting buildings and architectures. Travelers... More 

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Cornelius, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

A must walk street for touring Old San Juan. Can't hardly tour or walk around town without experiencing the venders and shops, etc. Daytime was very safe, not sure if we would feel same as the sun goes down.

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Austin, Texas, Usa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

My wife loved this area. Shop owners are friendly and will visit with you even if you do not buy anything. Definitely plan on walking around in this area of Old San Juan!

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Aventura, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Beautiful street that has lots of shops. It may be a tourist trap because it carries stores with craft items with the usual "made in China@ stickers but overall you can find some authentic stores along the way. It's VERY busy from local traffic so as long as you stay on the sidewalk and dodge cars you are okay!! Lol!!... More 

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Trinidad
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

To be honest some of these streets are a bit smelly. The y are bit cheaper in prices for souvenirs than if you buy close to your hotel. You can get T shirts 3 for $10.00 and also 4 in some of the stores than if you buy at the stores close to your hotel. Lots of places to have... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Cool bars, and eateries around. We liked very much coffee house with different coffee, and cookies. Also enjoyed beer and Chicken.

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Seattle, Washington
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

lived there for 2 years basically on top of the pigeon park. fortaleza is so filthy and full of "homeless" people getting up in your face for money. don't bother going unless you want to spend money on junk trinkets.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Lots of shopping. Lots of people. Lots of restaurant selections. A fun excursion while in San Juan. There are so many shops to chose from, you will not be disappointed.

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Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

If you want to bring back a souvenir from Old San Juan, this is the street you need to be on. There are touristy souvenir shops, NICE jewelry shops (the kind with security), two Pandora stores, and I found a great store for buying hand crafted items made in Puerto Rico as well as food stuffs made in Puerto Rico.... More 

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Address: Fortaleza St, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan

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