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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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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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All reviewscobblestone streetscolorful buildingsold citybeautiful citysouvenir shopsgreat shoppingevery cornerfree trolleystreet vendorswalk aroundhistoric sitesel morrogreat place to visitcruise shipwear comfortable shoeswalking tourlots of history
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Reviewed today

There's so much to see in this city and grasp it's history. Beautiful colourful buildings and the locals are friendly. Do get a chance to visit some of the museums to understand the colonial history. There are free trolleys that you take to major sight...More

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Reviewed yesterday

It makes you realize that Puerto Rico has a rich (though of course complex) colonial past. The fortifications and old walls give a sense of not only the prosperity of old San Juan but the fact that it was the object of desire of competing...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

In any bucket list you need to have in visit a Island. Puerto Rico is one of the most beautiful Island in the word and is a USA territory. Old San Juan is like visit Cuba and is the Capital of the Island. Such a...More

Thank danielmE5063QT
Reviewed 2 days ago

Fantastic ambience to a quick drink and an appetizer while you are sightseeing old san juan. A must to eat is pulpo con tostones.

Thank Navigate656131
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great little adventure. There are lots of informative plaques around for you to gain knowledge. The landscape is well manicured and it offers a great view of the ocean!

Thank LLOJ29
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Go take your family in a vacation you will love to be back over and over again. The old san juan has it all puerto Rico is beautiful ready for you too visit the old san juan offers plenty for you and the young ones....More

Thank Camper99443
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were here re. a cruise ship port dockage. Unfortunately, out of the 4 islands we saw, we had the least amount of time here...back on ship by 2:00! Anyway, since the stores weren't open, when we got on shore, we decided to take a...More

Thank Jurora
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Well worth a visit for authentic Puerto Rican food and ambiance. Don't miss the umbrella street in front of the Governor's home. Lots to see and do.

Thank jequetta
Reviewed 6 days ago

The people, the buildings, the streets and the culture. ALL appear to have been preserved in Old San Juan. The homes are old Spanish style homes. The locals are friendly and welcoming. The roads are still brick style. If you're driving, make sure you're comfortable...More

1  Thank Dave V
Reviewed 6 days ago

Old San Juan is the reason to visit Puerto Rico. The forts, street vendors, cruise ships, souvenir shops, restaurants, narrow cobblestone streets, ferry and everything else about it. Just go! We flew in from Ft Lauderdale on Sprint and that was cheap cheap cheap.

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September 9, 2018|
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Response from dbueno2018 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Yes, answering your question, you can visit old San Juan walking. If you take a tour is fine, but if you really know the over 500 yrs of history and our culture you need to see and walk around the most historic city in... More
August 15, 2018|
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Response from Do S | Reviewed this property |
We did it on a Friday last month and was really beautiful
August 8, 2018|
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Response from andrerohrer | Reviewed this property |
Staying at Rio Grande and just visit Old San Juan for a day trip. Visit also the Bacardi Destillery, it's amazing.