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Address: Old San Juan, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Phone Number: 00901
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Paseo La Princesa Walking Tour
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Old San Juan Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

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What a Wall!!

The walk along this wall, part of the wall that originally kept all of Old San Juan safe, is amazing - so tall and thick!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Tom P
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Depew, New York

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Depew, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The walk along this wall, part of the wall that originally kept all of Old San Juan safe, is amazing - so tall and thick!

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Thank Tom P
Avon, Ohio
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1,049 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The city walls, La Muralla, are a 3 mile (4.8k) long fortification that was originally built between 1634 and 1638 and improved and made higher in 1765 that, along with the forts El Moro and San Cristobal, were successful in repelling attacks by English, Dutch and pirates. With its iconic garitas (sentry boxes) it is one of the instantly recognizable... More 

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Thank Steve1362
Elk Grove, California
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216 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The walls are amazing, so high that they surely discouraged potential attackers of the city. (However, US troops made its successful seizure the town in 1898, but not by climbing the walls.) There are reasonable sloping roads through the east end of the walls permitting walks down or even up. Since the cruise ships debark passengers at the level of... More 

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Thank Dunsmurian
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is kind of interesting - but it is still just a tall wall.It can be found all over the city and is probably best seen from paseo de princesa

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Thank Mykon J
Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
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85 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Just walking alone side of it takes you to an by gone era, where protection was the most important thing. Silent escpectator of the island history.

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Delray Beach, Florida
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189 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

With a guide, you will understand the depth and meaning of this 500 yrs old wall, that got hitted by Sir Francis Drake, and the Holandese armada. A must see

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Vancouver, Canada
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105 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

Definitely take this walk but do it in the morning or ideally in the evening and finish by watching the sunset. It is very hot during the day. It is a lovely way to marvel at the old fort yet catch the ocean breeze.

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Bellevue, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

I highly recommend that you take a leisurely stroll along the wall and through the gate of Old San Juan. I wrote more on this under the heading of the Gate.

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Griswold, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

It is quite inspiring to walk along side the wall and think about all the history. There is a nice walkway that takes you on the outside of part of it. You can access from Paseo Princesa and walk to the Castilla Del Morro and then turn around. There is no access to the fort and it's a little over... More 

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Yucaipa, California
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175 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

If you want to take a walk in a nice area of Old San Juan then La Muralla is the place. This is actually a walk from the plaza downtwon all along the piers and the Wall down to the tip of the land overlooking the ocean. Along the way here are food carts and other interesting things to see... More 

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