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Fortaleza Street

Fortaleza St, San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Ranked #23 of 105 attractions in San Juan
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Shopping
Description: A bustling street full of shops and boutiques.
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Newport News, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Fortaleza street has nice shops you can check out, both souvenir and retail stores. The street is currently under construction so do not expect to drive up and down the street; you'll be better off walking.

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Springfield, MA
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We love checking out local shops and buying souvenirs. This is a great place to check out local and touristy shops. You can find your typical generic souvenirs and you can find unique and interesting shops and items here as well. There are lots of great restaurants to pop into as well.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Too many touristy shops/souvenir shops. Some good restaurants and bars are here. Very safe for wandering around.

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Washington DC
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97 attraction reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

We've walked this street by day and night. It's crowded with shoppers and tourists, especially when the cruise ships are in, which seems like almost every day! Lots of jewelry stores but also familiar name brand stores like Polo and Coach. The vibe at night is different, more night clubby as most of the shop keepers have closed up and... More

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Providence, Rhode Island
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Fun! Full of lots of stuff that I really am not interested in Purchasing. I like the store on the corner. The Natural Home Store. The owner is very nice and they are all so crafty!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

We shopped at Poet's Passage and Puerto Rican Arts and Crafts on Fortaleza. We eventually bought mementos of our trip at PR Arts and Crafts. The selection of handmade island made items was huge. The prices were varied and reasonable. The salespeople were very nice. Definitely visit it.

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Brooklyn, New York
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3 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Not much to see on Fortaleza street. Mostly a bunch of cheesy souvenir shops. Buildings were pretty but they get old quick. Only took an hour before we were bored.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

what a wonderful street...reminds me of streets in some of the old cities we have visited in Europe...best if you use the hop on- hop off trolley....driving is a nightmare.....

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Okemos, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

After walking down Cristo Street, I then shopped my way down Fortaleza Street. Found almost everything I wanted and enjoyed the time spent doing it. Yes many of the shops have the same things and then you find a store with something different and what you are looking for. A must do when visiting Old San Juan.

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Chantilly, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

We did most of our Shopping in Fortalezza street and Cristo street. When we visited there was a lot of road work being done on Fortalezza but you just need to make your way round it. Lots of cool art shops, jewelry places etc. Loved it

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