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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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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 yesterday

Old San Juan is amazing! There is soo much to do and see, eat and friendly people to meet. If you come to the island you must experience OSJ.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Adjuster C
Reviewed yesterday

You cannot visit San Juan Puerto Rico without visiting Old San Juan! It's gorgeous, colorful, water views everywhere, quaint boutiques and cafes with delightful people.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Laura M
Reviewed yesterday

We ported in Old San Juan and definitely did not have enough time here. I loosely designed a walking tour and we sort of followed it. There was so much to see that it was hard to follow any real plan. This is a great...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 139OhioMom
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We fell in love with Old San Juan. It felt like walking through some European cities. Narrow cobblestone streets with colorful houses, lots of plazas to hang around and of course Fortaleza street with all the colorful umbrellas and governors mansion, eateries with seating outside...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank TourWorld
Reviewed 2 days ago

We were part of a tour so we ran through too quickly as we spent too much time in the fort and had to be somewhere else by a certain time. The houses are beautiful. The architecture alone would be fascinating but the bright colors...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Dana B
Reviewed 2 days ago

We stayed in the Condado area of San Juan but Ubered into Old San Juan several times. The cobblestone streets and balconies overlooking them were absolutely charming. The people in the shops and restaurants were friendly and welcoming. The only negative was the traffic...it was...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank blare246
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited here recently and walked along a walkway around the port out around the base of the portal fort. Climbed some steps up to the fish for fabulous views out to see and across San Juan. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank WalshFamilyIreland
Reviewed 3 days ago

You can walk Old San Juan. Start at the castle, walk the streets (some up and down hills). Cute shops. End at the Fort, the views are excellent. Bring water and walking shoes.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Joyce T
Reviewed 3 days ago

Take in the two forts and please take the supervised tour. The tour guides from the National Park service are amazing and most informative. Learning the history of the fort and Island is quite interesting. You will be amazed of the work that went into...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Mac1874
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful well maintained old city that dated almost 500 years The Spanish style and the Art Deco is the architecture we spent 3-4 hours during a cruise strolling and shopping it is very nice

Date of experience: January 2019
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January 4, 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
January 4, 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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Response from mrrrr5 | Reviewed this property |
The weather is good for the most part all year round; our tour guide informed us that the beaches are occupied practically every day of the year.