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Fortaleza Street

Fortaleza St, San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Ranked #22 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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Powder Springs, Georgia, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

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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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
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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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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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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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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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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Main shopping areas souvenirs, jewelry, bargains, and art, among other items.Shops are mainly concentrated on Cristo and Fortaleza Streets, but feel free to walk around and see what you can discover.

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

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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