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Address: Fortaleza St, San Juan, Puerto Rico

A bustling street full of shops and boutiques.

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stroll in town

Nice street to stroll. Plenty of shops. Very quaint, lined in the historical cobblestone streets. Narrow sidewalks and steep climbs up and down. Lots of car traffic. A must... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Trenton, New Jersey
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Trenton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nice street to stroll. Plenty of shops. Very quaint, lined in the historical cobblestone streets. Narrow sidewalks and steep climbs up and down. Lots of car traffic. A must to do when in Old San Juan.

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Staying on this street. It's very clean and tidy. Sidewalks are washed daily...something I've never seen. Owners of shops, hotels etc. Keep this area in great condition. There is something for all ages to see and do. Highly recommend taking a walk on this street.

Thank Daphne D
Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Endless number of little stores and shops for everything from local stuff, restaurants, jewellery and souvenirs. The street is narrow and traffic is slow moving. You can easily bounce back and forth across sides to get where you want.

Thank Richy_Bobby
Manchester, Washington, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We definitely made time for Fortaleza street...the art galleries and shops that show local artisans work were wonderful. Also of course, you will find the typical tourists stuff for sale, but we stopped and looked at all the amazing art created by local artisans... wonderful.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Everything you want to buy I guess you can find in this street. Visited here in Dec 2016 on a 1 day cruise stop. Bought what we wanted in this street.

Thank COOKIE385
Chester-le-Street, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

So many shops and so much fun on this street! Bars, restaurants and loads of very welcoming Puerto Ricans! Loved it!

Thank Joni L
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We saw some higher end stores and a bunch of regular tourist souvenir stuff. It was ok to walk up and down and pick up a t-shirt. We didn't go into any of the higher end stores (similar ones as on the other Caribbean islands). Similar to Calle de San Francisco, just moving in the other direction.

Thank David0514
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fortaleza Street has great jewelry stores, outlets like Coach and Ralph Lauren and many eateries and drinking spots. It's also the street the Governor's Mansion is located at. This past December there was a free Christmas concert with Andy Montanez and others at Governor's Mansion and it was awesome. The grounds are lovely surrounded by El Morro Fort and ruins.

Thank Sonim326
Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of Old San Juan's nicest streets, which is well maintained and full of amazing restaurants of all types.

Thank JoeDec2014
Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We'd heard so much about Fortaleza Street, but were disappointed. We saw shop after shop selling pretty much the same things. We did not visit at night though. Maybe that's when it comes alive?

Thank Vickie W

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