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“I'm there every day.”
Review of Fortaleza Street

Fortaleza Street
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$40.00*
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Ranked #15 of 203 things to do in San Juan
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Owner description: A bustling street full of shops and boutiques.
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“I'm there every day.”
Reviewed February 4, 2013

It's around the corner from me. It remains the core local business street of Old San Juan, from Emilio's empire of restaurants in SoFo, in the beginning of the street by the Plaza Colon, through the tourist traps, souvineer shops, shoe stores, health food shops, electronics and importers, all becoming more high quality as you approach Cristo St. Fortaleza is a true slice of life on Old San Juan.

Visited February 2013
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“SoFo is so fun”
Reviewed February 2, 2013

Always a lot to do and see here, especially when the cruise ships are in. Are they ever not in? This seems to be where the action is.

Visited January 2013
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Luquillo, Puerto Rico
Level 6 Contributor
93 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Shop Shop”
Reviewed January 25, 2013

We visit vieho San Juian several times a year and if you are luckey enough to be there when a cruse ship is not in you can move around the shops very easy. On cruse day things get a bit hectic but always fun especially if you stop at one of the local restaurants and enjoy some of the local culture

Visited January 2013
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Alexandria, Virginia
Level 6 Contributor
107 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Lots to do and see”
Reviewed January 20, 2013

I stayed at a guesthouse on this street - there are lots of bars, restaurants and shops, something for everyone.

Visited January 2013
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Best place to be in San Juan”
Reviewed December 28, 2012

Best shopping, best walkway to various historic sites, connects various POIs, best restaurants, cathedrals, etc. When you walk and breadth of fortaleza, you get a true experience of OSJ.

people do drive on these inner streets, but they are really narrow and unless you wanna nick someone or your own car, its best to stay here on foot.

at night, this street is the party zone, several clubs all over open up at night. fortaleza is streaming with party goers all night long.

this street captures the various flavors and essence of Old San Juan from shopping, dining, historic sites, and night life.

Visited December 2012
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