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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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Beautiful historic street with Restaurants, Bars and stores

Once we arrived in PR we went here first. The streets were beautiful like an historic colonial town with a fort at the end of the island and adorable streets around. We spent... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Jennifer G
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Miami, Florida

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Once we arrived in PR we went here first. The streets were beautiful like an historic colonial town with a fort at the end of the island and adorable streets around. We spent the afternoon walking around sight seeing, went in some Bars and tried the delicious Pina Coladas that were invented in PR. We later ate at Cuerva del... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are a lot of cute little shops on this street, along with restaurants and it's something to definitely visit when you are in Old San Juan.

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Street is full of bars and restaurants to eat. For the foodies this is a street you need to stop and unwind at.

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Thank Christina R
Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This looks like an old cobblestone street straight out of old Europe. A variety of boutiques, high end stores and charming cafes can be found on this street.

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Thank CathyCole
Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

This streets goes from the Fortaleza--originally fortress of San Juan and now the governor's residence--eastward. Walking down the street is good for site-seeing--old colonial houses--and shopping.

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Slidell, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Fortaleza Street is one of our favorite streets in Old San Juan. Nice shops, very good restaurants, especially Restaurant Bianchina...

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Chico, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

When to some shops on this street I wanted to see, but got heckled a lot by salesmen. Lots of cheesy tourist shops. There are other streets just as pretty to walk down and you wont get bothered. Just looked at the shops I wanted to see then walked down other streets. I hate pressure salesmen on the street who... More 

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Thank Julie K
Dallas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

Shops all up and down the street with local crafts and gifts. There are outlet shops at the end of the street, closest to the main wall surrounding Old San Juan

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Boston (well, an hour south)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

At the end of the street, the governor's house can be viewed through gates. There are tours, but I didn't get a chance to take one. I like walking down this street because there are shops, etc. to check out in the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

The streets are tight so walk them. It's easy and fun. All the streets have something or some place great to see. It's like being in Europe without the hassle. This street has tons of stuff and seems to be the most famous. I love this town and will be going back regularly now.

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