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San Juan
The festive city of San Juan is the perfect place to experience true Puerto Rican culture. Get to know its roots by exploring the vibrant neighborhood of El Viejo San Juan (Old San Juan), which consists mostly of Spanish colonial buildings. Flesh out your self-guided history lesson with a visit to El Castillo San Felipe del Morro, a 16th century citadel that’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then reward yourself with a cooling dip at Luquillo or Carolina Beach, then a tasty tour of the Bacardi rum plant.

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Castillo San Felipe del Morro
Castillo San Felipe del Morro
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San Juan National Historic Site
San Juan National Historic Site
Owner description: Constructed to defend the San Juan coastline during the 17th and 18th centuries, this dramatic fortress rises 140 feet above the sea on a rocky promontory, and is composed of six... more Owner description: Constructed to defend the San Juan coastline during the 17th and 18th centuries, this dramatic fortress rises 140 feet above the sea on a rocky promontory, and is composed of six huge levels of ramps, barracks, dungeons, turrets, towers and tunnels. less
Attraction type: Historic Sites; Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
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Castillo de San Cristobal
Castillo de San Cristobal
This massive 27-acre series of fortifications is the largest the Spanish built in the New World.
Attraction type: Historic Sites; Military Bases/ Facilities
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Old San Juan
Old San Juan
Owner description: Consisting of 400 restored buildings from the 16th- and 17th-century Spanish colonial period, this area in San Juan is steeped in history with an old-world and romantic European... more Owner description: Consisting of 400 restored buildings from the 16th- and 17th-century Spanish colonial period, this area in San Juan is steeped in history with an old-world and romantic European charm. less
Attraction type: Historic Walking Areas; Neighborhoods; Historic Sites
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Paseo de la Princesa
Paseo de la Princesa
This restored 19th-century esplanade is the place to begin your stroll through Old San Juan, because of its central location and its inexhaustible charm.
Attraction type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Marmalade Restaurant & Wine Bar
Marmalade Restaurant & Wine Bar
Ranked #1 of 578 restaurants in San Juan
Price: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Caribbean, International, Fusion, Organic
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
St Germain Bistro & Cafe
St Germain Bistro & Cafe
Ranked #2 of 578 restaurants in San Juan
Price: $7 - $15
Cuisines: Vegetarian, Healthy, Café, Sandwiches
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Yantar
Yantar
Ranked #3 of 578 restaurants in San Juan
Price: $14 - $70
Cuisines: Spanish, Tapas, International, Fusion
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night
Ali Baba Restaurant
Ali Baba Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 578 restaurants in San Juan
Price: $9 - $27
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Turkish, Halal
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Muzzarella
Muzzarella
Ranked #5 of 578 restaurants in San Juan
Cuisines: Argentinean
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Posada San Francisco Old San Juan
Posada San Francisco Old San Juan
$22 - $67
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Posada Colonial
Posada Colonial
$57 - $70
Island Time Hostel
Island Time Hostel
$31 - $35
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

La Terraza Hotel
3.5 of 5
La Terraza Hotel
$120 - $368
Ranked #1 of 46 hotels in San Juan
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Dreamcatcher Guest House
2.5 of 5
Dreamcatcher Guest House
$94 - $147
Ranked #3 of 24 San Juan B&B and Inns
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Coqui del Mar
Coqui del Mar
$82 - $143
Ranked #4 of 24 San Juan B&B and Inns
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Hotel El Convento
4.0 of 5
Hotel El Convento
$211 - $495
Ranked #2 of 46 hotels in San Juan
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Ciqala Luxury Suites
4.0 of 5
Ciqala Luxury Suites
$131 - $345
Ranked #3 of 46 hotels in San Juan
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Marriott San Juan Resort & Stellaris Casino
4.0 of 5
Marriott San Juan Resort & Stellaris Casino
$193 - $471
Ranked #5 of 46 hotels in San Juan
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