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“old city”(676 reviews)
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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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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All reviews cobblestone streets colorful buildings old city beautiful city souvenir shops great shopping every corner free trolley street vendors 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 today

Old San Juan is exactly what it says, the original section of modern San Juan which surrounds the fort. Filled with shops and restaurants, it is a tourist's delight. You don't have to buy anything, the buzz is fun and the walk is pleasant.

Thank Mark W
Reviewed today via mobile

This is our second time to Old San Juan. One time was years ago when we had a baby in a stroller, this time we have a 10 and 13 year old boys. We enjoyed walking Old San Juan and seeing the old buildings

Thank Jim B
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Definitely worth taking a long walking tour to check out the sites. Lots of hills, so not recommended for those with mobility troubles. Take a guided tour instead, or in addition; we did both!

Thank meaneyecat13
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is the heart of San Juan. Have your walking shoes ready. There are lots of restaurants, bars, shops, and street vendors all over the city. If you're staying in the Condado area, Old San Juan is literally a few minutes away.

Thank Kelvin B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I love just walking around and going in all the little shops. Everyone was very friendly. There is a free trolley you can get on to take you around. Like a hop on hop off trolley. Make sure you stop and eat and one of...More

Thank SDoble64
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great food a lot of culture people are friendly. Shops are great. So much to do. Walking to see historical sites , Churches and museum

Thank Patricia G
Reviewed 4 days ago

Been to San Juan twice and there is always lovely narrow streets to walk and get to know new places!

Thank Magda B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Bought a tour as we got off the cruise ship right there on the sidewalk. Company charge $15pp which wasn’t bad. Got in a bus and took a tour around Old San Juan for about 90 minutes. The guide made several stops, including the Capitol,...More

Thank PettsWVU01
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting to view the fort built in 1539. Amazing it is still standing. Only $7for adults and includes admission to the other fort that is a 20 minute walk down the walkway

Thank Cathie P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walking the street of Old San Juan, even for a local is always new and delightful. The old cobblestones covered streets and the Old Balconies and the Architecture of this old beautiful structures are timeless. Lots of restaurants with International and Local Cousin, Museums, Churches...More

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Response from Christine S | Reviewed this property |
You can see damage but the island is very much open and functional! All beaches we visited were open and clean. It’s beautiful! I’m ready to go back 😎
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Response from dbueno2018 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Yes, answering your question, you can visit old San Juan walking. If you take a tour is fine, but if you really know the over 500 yrs of history and our culture you need to see and walk around the most historic city in... More
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Response from kdenning03 | Reviewed this property |
We loved the 2 hour Segway tour. Saved us a lot of Walking in The heat and hillsides of old San Juan. However we also explored on foot the areas of interest we saw on the tour, and went to a few very good places to eat... More