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Old San Juan

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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.
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All reviews cobblestone streets colorful buildings old city beautiful city souvenir shops great shopping free trolley every corner street vendors walk around historic sites el morro great place to visit cruise ship wear comfortable shoes walking tour lots of history
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Reviewed yesterday

We visited San Juan during a cruise stop. I must say that I was pleasantly surprised as to how clean it was! We took a short tour of the island with one of the vendors at the end of the pier and were shown many...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank razman10
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Old San Juan was a fun and beautiful place to visit. We enjoyed the forts shopping and trying some of the local food and drink. We also had a brief time to go to a free beach directly behind the state capitol building it was...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

You need comfortable shoes to walk around Old San Juan. Lots of places to eat. Always a nice breeze which makes the walking pleasant. You have to visit San Felipe El Morro and San Cristobal Fort. If you like history, these are the places to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank belycita
Reviewed yesterday

Old San Juan is the oldest and most historic area of San Juan. It was originally built by the Spanish settlers after Christopher Columbus made his 2nd trip to the New World. The cobblestone streets crisscross the old city, filled with many restaurants, shops and...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank DavidBinPa1968
Reviewed 2 days ago

The food and the streets really reminded me of Italy. People, weather, and food there are also AMAZING! We had this local sandwich called mallorcas at La Bombonera and it's really good! And we had a whole red snapper at Los Yeyos that was really...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Christhegirl
Reviewed 3 days ago

A lovely place to wonder the old streets of San Juan. Lots to see and do. There are many stores and restaurants.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank colbor
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Nice place to stay for a day, more is not needed because you will see all in one day. Small Spanish but Caribbean stile town.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Eric G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A great cruise ship stop - old town is on the doorstop with CVS and Walgreens literally opposite the port (if you need supplies!) So many roads (pavements can get crowded) to walk and amazing buildings, in various conditions and states of decay - but...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Scene-set
Reviewed 4 days ago

Lots to do and many sightseeing stops. The place is awesome. ! great weather, Historical sites, huge lovely shopping malls, several restaurants, nice dining with delicious meals.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank dynamicm19
Reviewed 4 days ago

I somehow found myself back in Puerto Rico 2nd time around but this time I stayed in Old San Juan during the Old San Juan festival. Very exiting, thrilling and fun ! I also went jet skiing and atv riding which was the best part....More

Date of experience: January 2019
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lilinka25
May 13, 2019|
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Response from Lamite57 | Reviewed this property |
Stop for lunch at Barachina’s in old SJ and have their authentic Piña Colada, it’s the best!
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Stuyves
May 10, 2019|
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Response from Pepo313 | Reviewed this property |
Old San Juan has many attractions around the area. The main attraction is San Felipe El Morro Castle. There are museums, churches, plenty of restaurants, bars, shopping. Sightseeing views, and many more. Just start... More
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kaylanvogel
March 3, 2019|
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Response from Rose R | Reviewed this property |
Best bet, if you haven't already, is Google about safety there, and where to avoid at night. Not sure if public transportation still available, after midnight, but don't use it. As others have said, stay where there are... More
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