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

So much fun! Local vendors selling arts and crafts produced by local artists. Plenty of souvenirs, especially local artifacts to ward off evil spirits and trinkets to represent... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Daytona Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Shops, shops and more shops and many places to get a drink and enjoy a meal or two. Visit the nearby plaza too.

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

A tremendous variety of shops with items from thrifty to exquisite , many from Puerto Rico !!! Also a good mixture of restaurants and taverns for your eating and drinking pleasure !!!

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Agoura Hills, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Walk the street from end to end and check out all of the different menus. The staff at each restaurant will try in a friendly way to entice you in.

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Canela, RS
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Fortaleza street is down town Old San Juan.Fun place to stroll and visit the stores with tipycal idens of Puerto Rico' artesans.There you can see music players at the street that gives a special joy to the visitors

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

So much fun! Local vendors selling arts and crafts produced by local artists. Plenty of souvenirs, especially local artifacts to ward off evil spirits and trinkets to represent the famous singing frogs.

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Nassau, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

It was a nice walk on a cloudy day. There wasn't anything special or spectacular about the street. I thought there would be more stores and more places to eat. I love the streets and colorful buildings.

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Long Island, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Can't be in Old San Juan on a weekend without visiting Fortaleza Street. The mood is festive, the music thumping, the people smiling, the food yummy and the vibe is great!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

A must-do walk through, pick up an ice cream when you are close by, and enjoy the older sites around the city

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I really enjoy waking down Fortaleza Street to shop and people-watch. This street has a lot of the traditional colorful buildings, and there are always people out and about here. It connects two plazas: Plaza de Armas and Plaza de Colón, both of which are popular hang-out areas in Viejo San Juan.

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Bronx, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Good for a walk and to see knick knack tourist souvenirs, but do not expect too much of the real San Juan or Puerto Rico here. Sometimes they run festivals on the street and then its more fun, with live music and food vendors on the street. Otherwise it is chock full of tourists and restaurants catering to them.

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