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“The seat of government”

La Fortaleza - Palacio de Santa Catalina
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$79.00*
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Small-Group Tour: Old San Juan and Bacardi Factory
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$62.00*
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Walking Tour of Old San Juan
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$40.00*
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Old San Juan Walking Tour
Ranked #49 of 202 things to do in San Juan
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Owner description: Visitors can take guided tours through this World Heritage Site, a 40-room mansion completed in 1540 that was used to defend against foreign invaders.
Reviewed July 6, 2012

This is an historic building in San Juan, but as it's the executive office and residence, you can't really go in and see it unless you have business there or are on a 5th-grade class trip, so it's hard to rate highly.

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Reviewed May 29, 2012

This is the gobernors place, it's luxury and history makes you feel like a real king, it's really well maintained and for Christmas it's amazing!

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Reviewed May 28, 2012

Great tour. Andres with Atlantic San Juan Tours is an excellent tour guide!

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Reviewed May 26, 2012

Never been inside - don't think I'd be invited anyway... However, it's a very pretty building and the Christmas light display is synced with music.

Thank Sra Y
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Reviewed May 18, 2012

We took the guided tour which is the only way to get into the grounds. You don't get to go inside much of the building but it was still interesting and only took about 35 minutes.

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