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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.
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  • Average4%
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  • Terrible1%
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“old city” (671 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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"cobblestone streets"
in 716 reviews
"colorful buildings"
in 258 reviews
"old city"
in 671 reviews
"beautiful city"
in 295 reviews
"souvenir shops"
in 172 reviews
"great shopping"
in 150 reviews
"every corner"
in 150 reviews
"free trolley"
in 394 reviews
"street vendors"
in 164 reviews
"walk around"
in 262 reviews
"historic sites"
in 189 reviews
"el morro"
in 569 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 164 reviews
"cruise ship"
in 245 reviews
"wear comfortable shoes"
in 131 reviews
"walking tour"
in 149 reviews
"lots of history"
in 163 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Walk through this area to get a glimpse of the "OLD San Juan". See, stop in the older hotels and restaurants/ diners. Go ahead, eat a sliced open coconut! SLOWLY as you dine to the music around. The shops? Breath in the difference from rushing...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

I have been traveling to Old San Juan for over 30 years, and to be honest with you, I am still discovery new nooks and crannies each time I visit! Some of the highlights for me are the twin fortresses of El Morro and San...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Had a great time flying kites. We bought our own kites at CVS, and brought them to the fort, where we flew them on the hill. Weather was amazing, and the kites really flew!

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We loved Old San Juan. Did a Segway tour and learned a lot about the history behind the city. Loved the old blue stone streets. Shopping was great as well as plenty of places to eat/drink. A lot of old school character found here.

Thank erdadof3
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had a great visit to Old San Juan, lots of nice places and views, had a great time and experience while there learning the history of old San Juan. Beautiful place!!!

Thank Do S
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Old San Juan is a beautiful old city. The old and new meet up to give visitors great views, interesting history, and modern amenities. We walked for miles and took a bilion pictures and videos. A day in Old San Juan should start at the...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

The Restaurants Raices, Cafe Puerto Rico, Metropol are great and even the street vendors near the beaches are delicious.

Thank amalita10019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Old San Juan was a fun trip. Seeing the historical sites and beautiful old buildings was great! We also took a Segway tour up to the fort...I highly recommend this.

Thank Maureensc
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Don't skip over this area if staying outside of Old San Juan, or anywhere nearby. You can hit the historic landmarks in a day, but if you want to experience the culture, shops, sites, nightlife, food, and fun, you will need a whole week just...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great place! The architecture of Old San Juan was extraordinarily beautiful. Cobblestone streets, kind, friendly people.

Thank CarleneZ1
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Terrikins
9 August 2018|
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Response from andrerohrer | Reviewed this property |
Staying at Rio Grande and just visit Old San Juan for a day trip. Visit also the Bacardi Destillery, it's amazing.
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p0212
9 July 2018|
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Response from DMAB1963 | Reviewed this property |
I stayed at a bed and breakfast in Old San Juan, Casa de Sol.
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