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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 lots of shops marmalade great shopping pina colada nice walk puerto rico old city jewelry barrachina stroll governors architecture cruise fort
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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
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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
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November 12, 2018|
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November 5, 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.
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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!
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.
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.