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Fortaleza Street

Fortaleza St, San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Ranked #21 of 103 attractions in San Juan
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Shopping
Description: A bustling street full of shops and boutiques.
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New York
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Fortaleza is one of the streets where shopping takes place in Old San Juan. But I guess you can say this street has a mix of shopping. Not just high end, not just trinkets and cheap souvenirs, but something for every budget and taste. There is hat shop which is family fun called Ole and it has some of the... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

It's where all the trinket shoppe is. Great souvenirs, good jewelry stores, beautiful cobble stone streets, but if you're not on a cruise ship: BEWARE. Shops close around 5-6, so be prepared for the street to be a ghost town at night.

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Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We enjoyed talking with the merchants and all the shops had good deals. We even found the Harley shop so hubby could get his required HD shirt....

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Tulsa, OK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Excellent! Wife, Son, and I were first time visitors to Puerto Rico-and had a great time looking at the shops and eateries on Fortaleza Street. Not to be missed- a hat store called Ole', where you can get a custom fitted Panama Hat (made in Equador, not China). Service was off the charts, and this family owned business is a... More

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North Richland Hills, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I am always rewarded by an appreciation of Old San Juan when I walk down Fortaleza Street and the general neighborhood of Old San Juan.

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Burr Ridge, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Fortaleza street has it all. Make sure you wander down and do your shopping and eating. All kinds of choices!!!! It runs from the Columbus monument to the governors mansion.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

When you visit San Juan, you will probably pass through this street. It has plenty of shops, mostly for tourists.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Fortaleza is where shopping takes place in Old San Juan. Every major tourist city has one, and this is it in Puerto Rico. Although I didn't buy anything here, I did enjoy walking the street, poking into shops, seeing the local art work, masks, and paintings. The cobblestone street blends in with the rest of Old San Juan. If you... More

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

I'm not sure it's worth your time wandering down Fortaleza Street to do some shopping - it does contain a few interesting stores but many sell just your typical tourist stuff. What the street does have is some of the city's best restaurants including Marmalade and Aguaviva.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

If you are cruising and docking in OSJ than this is a great place to get your shopping fix, and it's only a couple of minutes walk from the docks. Shirts and souvenirs abound. Nice architecture, cool "cobblestone" and brick streets, plenty of police around to make for a safe shopping environment. You can even find some american establishments like... More

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