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Fortaleza Street

Address: Fortaleza St, San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Ranked #24 of 105 Attractions in San Juan
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Shopping
Owner description: A bustling street full of shops and boutiques.
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Shopping
Owner description: A bustling street full of shops and boutiques.

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I want to say I enjoyed walking this street, but it reminded me of Chinatown in NYC. Full of crap you don't need, and overpriced. We only enjoyed a little local shop that have handmade hats and antiques which is why I gave 2 stars. If you want to look like a tourist and waste cash that could be buying... More 

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Brookfield, Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Beautiful old buildings, lovely shops, and great restaurants. What's not to like? The atmosphere is old world, but the vibe is lively and festive.

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North Platte, Nebraska, United States
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47 reviews 47 reviews
15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

It was cool. The streets were narrow, the drivers aggressive, the traffic dense, and the experience Carnivalesque. We enjoyed it, but we had a week to acclimatize to Puerto Rico. I think if this had been the first thing we had done we wouldn't have enjoyed it as much. A lot of little shops along the road to take your... More 

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Miamisburg, Ohio
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58 reviews 58 reviews
28 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

It's easy too spend a day in and out of the shops and this street also offers nice restaurant choices. If you're spending time in Old San Juan you will most likely find yourself on this street.

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Sammamish, Washington
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

An absolute zoo around the holidays, particularly when the cruise ships disgorge their passengers. This made it uncomfortably crowded during the day. At night, as the cruise ships left, it was much easier to get around on foot, though I'd never recommend taking a car into old San Juan. See the Governor's mansion and the little chapel here after the... More 

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This steer was our favorite part of the city. We love the colors, lights, and old world charm. this cobblestone street is lined with high end shopping and excellent local cuisine. Must see.

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Miami, Florida
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141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We took a leisurely walk here and the streets were lined up with various shops, cafes and restaurants. There were local shops for souvenirs as well as franchise stores that you can find elsewhere. The area was crowded with tourist when we were there. If you are in the area try visiting this place.

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Northborough, Massachusetts
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

But if that is what floats your boat, it is there for you. Have fun. As best as I could tell, most of the shops were brand-name franchises that I recognized from malls throughout the world.

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Wichita, Kansas
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78 reviews 78 reviews
45 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Lots of activity and places to eat and shop. We stayed on that street and was central to everything.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

if you go to old san juan this is the place to be great food and drinks at many of the restaurants and great places to shop

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