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“Colonial San Juan, PR”
Review of Old San Juan

Old San Juan
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US$40.00*
and up
Old San Juan Walking Tour
Ranked #1 of 203 things to do in San Juan
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed 10 June 2014

Great stopping point if you're heading down to the Virgin Islands. It's historical easy to walk around. Reminds me if the French Quarter in New Orleans, but older and cleaner! I recommend a boutique hotel like El Convento! Be sure to pack your walking shoes!

Thank Ces G
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Reviewed 10 June 2014

I have been here a couple of times but never walked as much as this last trip here. Shopping is great and I found many good deals! I saw many folks wearing hears and almost twisting ankles. Day time calls for comfy shoes, folks!

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Reviewed 10 June 2014

Its hard to find the real nitty gritty of San Juan here. But there is a lot to see. There is the princessa de paseo which has the Gato rescue area. There are tons of cats (which have been fixed) and many are sweet. 2 forts, and lots of restaurants and shops, though most are touristy. There are a handful of big name shops like Guess but i think most cater to puerto rico trinkets. Try La Wafflera for fancy waffles or Manolin for more of a locals diner experience (best OJ EVER). There's a tattoo shop and a dive bar called El Batey if you want to be a touch more off the beaten path. When the boat is in you can get pics of yourself with parrots on your head or an iguana on your shoulder.

Thank Lori B
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Reviewed 10 June 2014

The shops are okay, but overpriced. Most of them are closed on Saturdays. Everything you can get at home, so just stick to sightseeing. However there was a great Restaurant that we loved - Raices - Great food.

Thank Yvonne M
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Reviewed 10 June 2014

We walked with a guide who gave us a great amount of information as we moved through the area. We only had a short amount of time since this was a shore excursion for us. I enjoyed the sites, and architecture. So much to see, and felt safe throughout tour. Not to be missed !!!

Thank TarheelBill
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