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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.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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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

I highly recommend visiting Old San Juan. It’s a must! The area is really beautiful with many local restaurants, both affordable and more upscale. Visiting the forts is an absolute must. They’re full of history and really interesting to see. Don’t bypass this!

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

If you like history Old San Juan is the best. Love the old architecture, shops and restaurants, and the the forts/castles

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank W226DGashleyr
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I learned a lot during this tour, I really enjoyed myself. Love the colors and the cultures. Would do it again.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Expedition629069
Reviewed 6 days ago

Old San Juan has it all! Tourist shopping, restaurants, bars, museums, galleries, history, views (harbor and ocean), architecture, and extremely friendly people. No wonder I see tourists looking for places for rent!

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Four of us who met on the cruise ship, had 7 hours to kill in San Juan after disembarking off the ship, before out flights to mainland. We were told by cab drivers that the Sheraton in Old San Juan, will store your luggage, while...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank jgenevy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Old San Juan is popular for a reason. The streets are quaint, the food is good and the shopping is fun. The streets are cobblestone and the buildings are colorful and beautiful. This is a wonderful way to spend part of your day.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank jasoncQ6619OS
Reviewed 1 week ago

The forts were amazing to explore. There are lots of tourist shops in the Old San Juan area as well as a variety of places to eat.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Dave T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great views and the breeze helps to keep you nice a comfortable as you walk the area. The old fort is a lovely area to walk around exploring and taking lovely photos wiht beautiful sceneries of the ocean.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Catherine209
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing. You walk block after block.. I'm sure you can get lost but there is so many amazing things to see. The umbrella street is right in front of the mayor's mansion. Hottest tourist attraction. It's very crowded and every is trying to take pictures....More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Natasha H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Only open a few weeks so very modern and clean in the heart of Old San Juan. Highly recommend the risotto paella and say hi to Cecelia for me! She’s the owner and super cool chick who knows her stuff!

Date of experience: June 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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