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“Nice shopping street”
Review of Fortaleza Street

Fortaleza Street
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US$40.00*
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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.
New Haven, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Nice shopping street”
Reviewed 23 June 2014

When you visit San Juan, you will probably pass through this street. It has plenty of shops, mostly for tourists.

Visited July 2013
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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“The "It" street in Old San Juan”
Reviewed 9 June 2014

Fortaleza is where shopping takes place in Old San Juan. Every major tourist city has one, and this is it in Puerto Rico. Although I didn't buy anything here, I did enjoy walking the street, poking into shops, seeing the local art work, masks, and paintings. The cobblestone street blends in with the rest of Old San Juan. If you are looking to "get lost" in Old San Juan and avoid the tourists, then this is not your place, head a few streets up the hill and you will quickly loose the touristy shops. If you are looking for a souvenir, this is a great place to go. Take your time.... you are vacation!

Visited March 2014
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Toronto, Canada
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“Adequate shopping ... great dining”
Reviewed 2 May 2014

I'm not sure it's worth your time wandering down Fortaleza Street to do some shopping - it does contain a few interesting stores but many sell just your typical tourist stuff. What the street does have is some of the city's best restaurants including Marmalade and Aguaviva.

Visited February 2014
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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“Decent tourist strip of shopping in Old San Juan (Cruise Tip)”
Reviewed 26 April 2014

If you are cruising and docking in OSJ than this is a great place to get your shopping fix, and it's only a couple of minutes walk from the docks. Shirts and souvenirs abound. Nice architecture, cool "cobblestone" and brick streets, plenty of police around to make for a safe shopping environment. You can even find some american establishments like Walgreens on this street.

Visited April 2014
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Newport News, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Currently Under Construction”
Reviewed 17 March 2014

Fortaleza street has nice shops you can check out, both souvenir and retail stores. The street is currently under construction so do not expect to drive up and down the street; you'll be better off walking.

Visited March 2014
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