We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book In Advance
121
All photos (121)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“old san juan”(143 reviews)
“lots of shops”(23 reviews)
“marmalade”(12 reviews)
About
A bustling street full of shops and boutiques.
Contact
Fortaleza St, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Website
Improve This Listing
Ways to Experience Fortaleza Street
from $103.69
More Info
from $40.00
More Info
Reviews (615)
Filter reviews
523 results
Traveler rating
255
184
64
15
5
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
255
184
64
15
5
Show reviews that mention
All reviews old san juan lots of shops marmalade great shopping pina colada nice walk puerto rico old city jewelry barrachina stroll governors architecture cruise fort
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 523 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Seen this listed on Trip Advisor and visited it for the first time while docked from a cruise. Beautiful street! Definitely worth the walk there and back!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AngieReynolds
Reviewed 3 days ago

This street ends in La Fortaleza, house of governors, currently Ricardo Roselló. Many clothing stores, restaurants and bars. It crosses El Cristo Street where there is El Cristo Chapel and The Doves Park. El Cristo chapel was built after an alleged miracle performed many years...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Brenda J
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Just one of many shops in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico on Fortaleza Street! Wholecarea is a “must go & see” and experience foods and art! Rich in history!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank LinMex7
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are not looking to buy jewelry or maybe tobacco there’s nothing much else to offer. Seems to cater to cruise ship travelers in town for the day.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank charlottekh88
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Shops: Sell the same stuff made in China. Restaurants: Staff are on the street asking you to come inside or sit outside. Have to tell different people that we were just walking. Shows: We saw a man playing an instrument and another one with an...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank teresa3000
Reviewed December 16, 2018

lovely area, the shopping is great and the locals are very pleasant and friendly. the weather was hot but i like that. bought some handmade lavender anise soap and local coffee. Must see is the forts,! el Morro was amazing site to see and the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank nickimartindale
Reviewed December 13, 2018

Interesting shops, history, spectacular pastel colors, cobblestone streets. Worth the walk, as are all of the streets in OSJ. Be prepared to climb some hills if you spend the day. We went twice.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 961ajv
Reviewed December 12, 2018

We stayed in Old San Juan prior to our cruise on Dec. 1st and we enjoyed Fortaleza Street so much with the beautiful & colorful umbrellas above the street. It made for such a wonderful photo looking down towards the palace. There are also wonderful...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sueme3
Reviewed December 11, 2018

The street is very festive and fun. They have an umbrella exhibit that is really pretty to see and it's easy to walk there from the cruise port. It's near or attached to the mayor's house near the fort. Worth a look.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Robuck11
Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

It was pretty cool to see this in person. Seen pictures but being there is great. Short walk from the cruise port.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 449mathewb
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 171 nearby hotels
S.J. Suites
285 reviews
.02 miles away
Hotel Milano
970 reviews
.10 miles away
Hotel Plaza De Armas Old San Juan
965 reviews
.11 miles away
La Terraza de San Juan
812 reviews
.12 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 4,643 nearby restaurants
Chocobar Cortes
2,681 reviews
.05 miles away
Carthage Express
186 reviews
.04 miles away
Cafe Manolin Old San Juan
994 reviews
.01 miles away
Hecho en Casa
282 reviews
.05 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 1,468 nearby attractions
Fundacion Casa Cortes
312 reviews
.05 miles away
San Juan Gate
980 reviews
.00 miles away
Parque de las Palomas
216 reviews
.04 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
nclbabe
November 12, 2018|
Answer
Response from Ginger B |
Yes
0
Votes
dianecorine
November 5, 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Kurt G | Reviewed this property |
the walk from fortaleza Street to the cruise port is 10 minutes and all downhill. there are a few steps to navigate but the scenery makes for a pleasant walk ... even dragging a large suitcase.
2
Votes
Travel Forum Posts
visit-the-coqui
Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
SoFo Food Festival Aug 8-11, 2013 (1 Replies)
FYI The Sofo Food Festival in Old San Juan starts Thursday Aug 8 until Aug 11 South Fortaleza Street, Recinto Sur and more will be lined with participating restaurants, music etc.
August 07, 2013|
Response fromTasha4199|
Sweet! Thanks for the tip. I'll definitely be checking it out this weekend!
MRB13
MRB13
Have time for only one meal in Old San Juan--where?! (10 Replies)
My husband and I are flying into SJU and land at noon. We then have a 2:45 flight to Vieques from Isla Grande aiport. We aren't checking any bags, so am hoping that we will have enough time to hop a cab to Old San Juan for lunch before our Vieques flight. I've heard great things about South Fortaleza Street and it sounds like we'll get to see a tiny bit of OSJ if we are in that area. Does anyone have advice for which restaurant on SoFo offers a great meal/atmosphere/view? I appreciate your...More
March 03, 2008|
Response fromprvisitor|
Hi MRB, I don't think you really have enough time to go to Old San Juan. Isla Verde perhaps.
yatree
TN
Need help planning our 5 day PR trip (11 Replies)
We are a family of 4, 2 adults and 2 kids (6 & 8 years old boys), traveling to San Juan PR in late November. I need help planning the trip. We plan to rent a car. 1. We would like to stay centrally. Will kids be able to play in the beach water in November? If yes, we would want access to beach but would also want to drive to other places of interest. Where should we stay? Is Ocean park beach area a good place to stay? 2. Can someone help us plan our days? So far it seems I have the...More
August 31, 2016|
Response fromBarbFH|
Ocean Park might not be the best beach for young children. It was beautiful, clean and never crowded when I was there. However there was a bit of a current and waves that in my opinion would make it difficult for children to swim safely.