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Old San Juan Walking Tour
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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.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“old city” (671 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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"cobblestone streets"
in 710 reviews
"colorful buildings"
in 255 reviews
"old city"
in 671 reviews
"beautiful city"
in 296 reviews
"souvenir shops"
in 173 reviews
"great shopping"
in 153 reviews
"every corner"
in 152 reviews
"free trolley"
in 399 reviews
"street vendors"
in 164 reviews
"walk around"
in 265 reviews
"historic sites"
in 194 reviews
"el morro"
in 575 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 161 reviews
"cruise ship"
in 245 reviews
"wear comfortable shoes"
in 130 reviews
"walking tour"
in 147 reviews
"lots of history"
in 164 reviews
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Reviewed today

Enjoyed walking around and seeing all Old San Juan had to offer. There are a lot of trinket touristy shops, however there are some great small restaurants and bars you can find while walking around!

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Reviewed today via mobile

A center for the arts and for lovers of Spanish architecture, Old San Juan offers free trolley service and three routes.

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Reviewed today via mobile

This place could be a jewel, instead, its been left to crumble. Literally, many of the old buildings are crumbling into the sidewalk, the streets are very dirty and most of the shops are tourist traps selling cheap souvenirs. Its very sad to see how...More

Thank Jorge F
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Reviewed yesterday

Got a great sense of the history of PR just by walking around Old San Juan. The colors are bright, the people are nice, and although it's pretty touristy, there is a lot of great stuff to do!

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We walked Old San Juan and it was beautiful. Children flying kites at the fort, the colors and the architectural landscape are wonderful.

Thank jennyky1
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Reviewed 2 days ago

There is so much history here you can spend many days exploring the new and old world ... just fund and joy !

Thank chester444333
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Get a good look back in time and share centuries together with the modern world and amenities. Don't miss the opportunity.

Thank Gerymere
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Have lots of stores, historic places and real good restaurants. All caned of Food. Parks chapels, museums , You can have a grate time

Thank annieh542
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We spent a day walking from San Cristobal through the streets of old San Juan to the San Juan Gate taking pictures, visiting with locals, eating local foods and soaking in the history of the great island. The blue cobblestone streets, the colorful buildings, we...More

Thank Lars_92705
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

There is no way to visit Puerto Rico without going to old San Juan. Safe at night to walk around - it has a lively bar and restaurant scene. During the day you should check out the galleries and cafes. We parked on the street;...More

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Innuendo911
June 4, 2018|
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Response from DrLUNIGA | Reviewed this property |
It is a 10 min by taxi ($20 in rush hour) or Uber ( $ 7-15 depending the date and events near San Juan). People also walk ( around 30 min walk) depending the area from Old San Juan and the area of Ashford that you want to go.
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jessica m
May 20, 2018|
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Response from Amy P | Reviewed this property |
We were in the beach and tourist areas only. There is still minor visible damage but everything is up and running. Go and have a blast.
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Kristin W
May 8, 2018|
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Response from Amy P | Reviewed this property |
I felt safe. I would go if I were you but stay on main roads and always be aware of your surroundings.
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