The only thing I didn't enjoy was the crowd - entirely too many people in August. The atmosphere was relaxed and subtle.
Restaurants and lots of various shopping options. Easy walk along sidewalks on each side of the street.
I saw this online before I even left the UK and was determined to see it, I am SOOOOOO glad I did. It was amazingly beautiful and so much fun, it’s at the end of the street where the governor lives so quite a few police around but very safe and they are even happy to have pics taken, well worth a visit.
We came upon the sombrillas by happy accident, we were just wandering around the old city. People in the street were so joyful, happy and festive! It was just plain fun and it's definitely a top photo spot. The street is very narrow, best to walk it. They keep it very clean - they were washing it down in the early morning when we came by the next day to have another look, just outside the governor's residence (La Forteleza). In the late afternoon and evening there were many happy people there. There are many restaurants in the area, some with on-street dining along the narrow blue cobblestone streets.
....but short of other world famous streets we’ve walked along. Nice shops and restaurants and bars.
Whilst looking up things to do in Old San Juan this unique street cake up on our search. It gets heavier with foot traffic as the day goes on but the colorful umbrellas are beautiful. A great place to take a photo.
Walking along Fortaleza Street in Old San Juan, there is no end of shops and restaurants. To be sure, there's a lot more to Old San Juan than Fortaleza Street, but if you only do Fortaleza Street, you will have tasted Old San Juan.
Lots of shops. Busy traffic. Lots of people. Interesting. Great ice cream shop. Great fir people watching
Shops, the Spanish architecture, food and people watching - a nice combination. We walked Old San Juan from the cruise port. It was an easy walk and well worth exploring the old city. The blue cobblestone streets are beautiful.
Fortaleza Street is an active people gathering / watching experience. We were there on a saturday & sunday and the place is full of locals and tourists taking in the sights and sounds. The street is a narrow cobblestone (meaning very bumpy and uneven surface) center of activity in Old San Juan. It is lined with shops, restaurants, bars, plazas, street vendors, and gives the feeling of being back into time. there is very little parking and too many cars just cruising the area but due to congestion, you won't pass thru too quickly. Fortaleza Street is a must see venue.
We walk around Old San Juan for a while and this famous street was the most busy. We were lucky to have seen the "Sombrillas" or Umbrellas that were display so beautifully on this street. Also, on our way back we came accross "Barrachina" and stopped to try their signature Piña colada. Nice walk.