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Consisting of 400 restored buildings from the 16th- and 17th-century Spanish colonial period, this area in San Juan is steeped in history with an old-world and romantic European charm.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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All reviews cobblestone streets colorful buildings old city street vendors beautiful city souvenir shops great shopping every corner free trolley walk around historic sites el morro great place to visit cruise ship wear comfortable shoes walking tour lots of history
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

There is so much to see and do in this beautiful historic city. The charming architecture and cobblestones take you back in time.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Janet T
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Old San Juan is amazing, colorful, and still has cobblestone streets. We enjoyed the views, people, and atmosphere

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Juanita C
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My family and I spent a half day in Old San Juan. With 4 kids 12 and under we were a little worried that they might be bored but turned out to be a fun time. They especially enjoyed taking pictures with the guy that...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank anthonyg4kids
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Walk through the colourful streets and just be present. The views, museums, churches, shops, and restaurants will pleasantly surprise you... enjoy. I can’t wait to go back!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank purpledaisyrocks
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This place has a divine sort of crisp to it. A higher quality of older residential and religious buildings. So many fine restaurants. So many nice churches. Definitely a place with history.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank travelingmommy1985
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We decided to Uber to Old San Juan to look around. It was very pretty but crowded in some areas. We walked around and visited a few landmarks including Umbrella St and a Beautiful Catholic Church. It’s a must see when in town!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank kriekhof
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had such a great time. Everything you see in books is just how it is. Very interesting when u really take the the time to read the sub titles.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Day0418
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We loved Old San Juan! Tons of quaint cobblestone streets and colorful buildings. Lots of shops and bars to check out. The fort is awesome! Looking forward to going back in June!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jalexander0614
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Take your kids to El Morro and lay un the ground. Have an ice cream o take a family photo because it is beautiful and then kids have space to run and enjoy. Looking for a bathroom and go to Cuartel Ballaja and grab coffee...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A visit to San Juan is not complete without a stop in Old San Juan. It is simply adorable! We stayed on Fortaleza street for 10 days and it was a great base to explore the area from.

Date of experience: February 2019
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zorroizup
8 February 2019|
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Response from Richard S | Reviewed this property |
Old San Juan seems to be very lively and fully functional with restaurants, bars, and cafes serving large audiences. I don't know about the evening hours, but 'ubering' to/from locations is easy and relatively inexpensive... More
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mxprqt
4 January 2019|
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Response from MontanaAndy | Reviewed this property |
Well it was near the Governor's mansion on far west end of fortezela street
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mxprqt
4 January 2019|
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Response from knazir2018 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, The "Umbrella" street is the one that the Governors residence is at the end of! The decorations changes sometimes, at the whim of the Governor and / or his wife! You can also feed the pigeons close by there! Enjoy... More
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