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Review of Fortaleza Street

Fortaleza Street
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Old San Juan Walking Tour
Ranked #15 of 201 things to do in San Juan
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Owner description: A bustling street full of shops and boutiques.
Goodlettsville, Tennessee
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“good shopping.”
Reviewed June 17, 2013

We loved walking around in Old San Juan, Lots of quaint shops
prices are reasonable lots of things to see

Visited May 2013
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“A do not miss in Old San Juan”
Reviewed June 8, 2013

The is one of the key streets in Old San Juan. Shops, restaurants, and even the governor's Manson . Day and night this street has activity and things to do. We love several of the restaurants here and stores too.

Visited May 2013
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Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Lots of things to do”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

Had great time on Fortaleza st. There's plenty of restaurants and bars. We ate at marmalade's and drinks at Mojito's. Definitely work checking out.

Visited May 2013
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712 reviews
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“Calle de la Fortaleza - the quintessential experience!”
Reviewed May 24, 2013

Calle de la Fortaleza is the quintessential walking experience in Old San Juan as is many other streets that intersect with each other inside this enchanting historical core. Most of the shops and plethora of restaurants are situated within the beautiful colonial styled buildings painted in tropical colours with white trim – it’s an architectural spectacle to appreciate while strolling around (traffic can be a bit treacherous).

As tourists we spent a few hours liberally absorbing the ambience of this walled ‘town’ including Fortaleza St. No doubt the reputation of being ‘restaurant row’ is deserved – plenty to choose from with local Rican menus or other global fusions.The cooking aromas drifting out was amazing but equally, restaurants in other streets had tempting menus to study - Barrachina on Fortaleza is where the Piña Colada was invented.

At the western end of the street is ‘La Fortaleza’ the gorgeous blue/white, historical Governors’ Mansion (no admittance allowed) and from there the street progresses into souvenir/art/ craft /linen/ jewellery stores and eateries. We just didn’t limit ourselves to Fortaleza St, the surrounding streets are worth exploring and can be a lot quieter too - for atmosphere though, Calle de la Fortaleza cannot be missed!

Enjoy your experience!

Visited March 2013
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Old City ambience”
Reviewed May 24, 2013

Take a step back into time with the beautiful architecture. Also great shopping . Take time to take a peek at where the governor resides.

Visited April 2013
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