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A bustling street full of shops and boutiques.
Fortaleza St, San Juan, Puerto Rico
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All reviews old san juan colorful umbrellas lots of shops marmalade arts and crafts great shopping pina colada colorful buildings nice walk puerto rico old city jewelry barrachina stroll mansion governor cruise
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The selfie pics under all the umbrellas come out so beautiful definite stop for a few minutes close to plaza de palomad

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank William R
Reviewed 4 days ago

Nice narrow cobblestone streets, with pastel painted colonial buildings. Many places to pick up a few items. If in Old San Juan, a definite area to visit.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Steve R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of shops, lots of local vendors & an enjoyable day while San Juan was one of our ports of call. Got a great deal on a wedding band, anniversary present for my husband. Shopped in several souvenir shops, a stop in Gold Elements for...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Paula G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Calle de Forteleza (Forteleza Street) is a main street in old San Juan City. There are many shops, resturants, bars, and hotels along Forteleza. Among my favorites are Barachina (home of the Pina Coloda), Casa Blanca Hotel, Sofias Resturant, and Don Tacos. The atmosphere and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank KARL W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is my first solo trip in San juan Puerto Rico and I am filled with happiness. It is full of Culture, lots of differnt types of shops and restaurants....The umbrellas by the governor's home is a must I love it!

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank mnrbood
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely street that's worth the walk. Toward the end, you'll come across the umbrella decor. It can get very busy so ideal times to explore with less tourists would be early morning and at night.

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank Nas S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This part of old San Juan was full of Puerto Ricans enjoying the night life with dinner and cocktails. They were all very nice.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank stuckeysgirl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You cannot miss this popular spot due to the many colorful umbrellas suspended above the cobblestone street. This was the first road to be constructed in Puerto Rico and leads directly to the wrought iron gates at La Fortaleza, the governor’s mansion (see separate review)....More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank lobstaluva
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Calle Fortaleza was the first road ever constructed in Puerto Rico and it leads you to the Governor’s mansion. The beautiful cobblestone street has a fun vibe with lots of people taking selfies. There are also many colorful umbrellas floating above the historic buildings—a part...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank TravelingTaina
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely little street in old town with colorful umbrellas. Adds charm to this historic location. We went in the night which was good but seems like the umbrellas would look nicer in the daytime under the sun

Date of experience: December 2018
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February 16, 2019|
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Response from dbueno2018 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. In front of La Fortaleza ( governor house). Ask someone
November 12, 2018|
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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.