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Fortaleza Street

Address: Fortaleza St, San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Ranked #119 of 522 things to do 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Fortaleza Street was a very busy and tourist shopping area of Old San Juan if your budget can handle the prices. The direction travels from the Governors House (west) to Fort 2 (east). The properties are well preserved with beautiful rich colors. There are plenty of upscale shops to choose from. Be mindful, just watch where you walk in some... More 

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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Lots of stores with a good selection of local art & goods made on the island. Great place to people watch and see the sites of Old San Juan.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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208 reviews 208 reviews
58 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This street is an important tourist oriented street in Old San Juan. Many restaurants, bars and shopping joints. Walking distance from Ships and main Tourist Atractions.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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146 attraction reviews
192 helpful votes 192 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

This appears to be the main cruise-ship shopping street. It's the side streets off of it and the squares that give real beauty to Old San Juan. I did read that there are better bargains in places like St. Thomas, if you happen to be on a cruise ship making multiple stops. You follow Fortaleza Street all the way west... More 

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Vancouver
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219 attraction reviews
308 helpful votes 308 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

On this cruise, we finally had enough time to walk along Fortaleza Street. We turned into this street to return to the cruise ship piers after visiting the museums by the El Morro fort and the Cathredal de San Juan Bautista. It was around closing time after a heavy rain, so the narrow streets and sidewalks were not badly congested.... More 

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Delray Beach, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

This is your typical tourist shopping district. If you are looking for souvenirs to bring home to friends and family then this is the place. If you hate everything touristy and kitchy skip this street.

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
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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
27 helpful votes 27 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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29 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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