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Fortaleza Street

Fortaleza St, San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Ranked #23 of 102 Attractions in San Juan
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Shopping
Description: A bustling street full of shops and boutiques.
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Denver, Colorado
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

How can you travel to Old San Juan and not come to Calle Fortzleza? YOU CAN'T! I specifically chose this location after seeing it so many times on the food channel, travel channel, and many other "channels" and networks. It's FUN! CLEAN! SAFE! BEAUTIFUL! and the location is perfect for restaurants, pubs, bars, shopping, you name it! I am so... More

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Weston, Florida
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302 reviews 302 reviews
107 attraction reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The place is a beautiful narrow street punctuated with too many gift shops with surly attendants. We were in and out within 5 minutes.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

It's such a pretty street. Just walking on it is an experience but in addition to that there are small shops with souvenirs and local art.

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Powder Springs, Georgia, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Narrow street with loads of shopping at good prices. Problem is there is an influx of Haitians that have migrated there when the hurricane hit Haiti. They brought there mistrust of westerners and Americans with them. I would shy away from their shops. Attitudes are strange and some aren't so courteous.

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USA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Small selection of stores. Although, the police had the place blocked. Not sure why. Nevertheless, it appears to be interesting.

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northern ohio
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52 reviews 52 reviews
15 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Love the local art shops and always try to visit shops who have items for sale from local artists rather than purchasing touristy junk that can be found everywhere and anywhere. There are a lot of very nice, local-artist shops to visit here. Some really beautiful items, jewlery and artwork. I have purchased many items and love that every time... More

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Central Islip, New York
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Interesting variety of stores, some of the stores that offered local arts were excellent. The free trolley around Old San Juan was excellent.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Lots of places to shop & eat. Beautiful buildings. I love the old blue brick roads :) Worth the trip to Old San Juan :)

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Senior Contributor
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Make it a point to drop by this street. Walking distance from the port area if u are part of cruise ship... love the bargains and restaurants!

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Boston
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18 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Looking for a place to buy your family and friends some souvenirs? Fortaleza is the street you're looking for. The entire street is lined with stores ranging from the tacky souvenir shop to some pretty swanky jewelry stores. If you're not in a buying mood, there's plenty of opportunity for window shopping too.

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