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Address: Fortaleza St, San Juan, Puerto Rico
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A bustling street full of shops and boutiques.

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Calle La Fortaleza

One piece of the incredible Old San Juan history. Here is the Governor "Palace", one of the oldest in all America

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some nice bars and restaurants but not much else going on. Absolutely no place to park in the city without getting lucky. Most souvenir shops were very ordinary with mainly "China" made looking items.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One piece of the incredible Old San Juan history. Here is the Governor "Palace", one of the oldest in all America

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Brooklyn, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This strip is filled with restaurants and shops. The only thing I didn't like was when some of the shop workers would hit the street to try and coax people to come in and buy from them. One particular young man was getting a little too pushy so my bestie and I kept on walking. Anyway, we bought a few... More 

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Ft Lauderdale, FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When they excavated the street to repair the sewer and water lines they replaced the original ancient blue bricks with new cheap imitation bricks.

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Thank BoteMan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely a tourist spot. Lots of shops and bars. The cobblestone street was beautiful. Window shop! Most of the souvenir shops have the same items at different prices. I found one that had 20-50% off everything! And a free rum tasting! Must try the Pito Rico moonshine!

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Thank Jamie C
East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

all the stores are fun to see. some are boutiques but they are all worth going into. the shop keepers are friendly and welcome all. during your walk there are places to eat or just have some coffee. the square has many vendors selling local wares.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016

Must see--go to Supwe Max for cheap liquor, sundries, coffee, candy, chips, cookies, etc.... Restaurants Barrachina, Punta de Vista, Marmalade.....good Fresh juice bar at corner of large public square on Calle Cruz--a street that connects Fortaleza to San Francisco Be careful of some souvenir ships that have a no return--no exchange policy. Ask before you buy!

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016

We happned to be visiting while there was a festival going on, so in addition to the great shops, the streets were alive with music, street vendors and bars! Highly Recommend at nighttime.

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Thank lcj0811
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

Awesome. Some of the top rated restaurants and stores as well as centuries old hotels and boutique inns. Loved it.

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Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016

Friends had pick us up by car, when we got there about 5:30 street was pack we had to drive around to fine parking space for about 30 min, he finally found parking space we had walk for 10 min before we got Restaurante. Very busy street & a lot of people's .

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