Things to do in San Juan

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Things to Do in San Juan

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  • tanyafla3
    Palm Beach, FL13 contributions
    Our trip to Puerto Rico and our stay in Old San Juan was just great! The people are beyond friendly, the food is amazing and it seemed like no matter how much we walked around we always found sometime new to see and a new place to go.
    Written 29 June 2022
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  • rexpig
    Wilmington, DE226 contributions
    There have been steady improvements and renovations over the past twenty-five years, and the place is now fittingly up to standard for a meaningful tour. You walk on a gravel-paved path across a vast, well manicured green lawn surrounded by locals flying pretty kites. There are 5 levels, going down almost to the water's edge to the small tower where the fortress started off as a small tower. There are clean lavatory facilities and working water fountains. You get a very good picture of what it took to defend Spain's possessions in the New World. The ticket here is also good for the other fort.
    Written 27 June 2022
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  • Laura R
    Guttenberg, NJ178 contributions
    This is a nice avenue to stroll down. They had some vendors. The statute at the end is very pretty, as is the view of the ocean. Very picturesque, and very continental.
    Written 2 May 2022
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  • rexpig
    Wilmington, DE226 contributions
    San Cristobal fort is actually larger in area than el Morro at the other end of town and it has a layered defensive layout. Of special interest is the wells in the main square leading to underground cisterns. The restrooms are clean and the water fountains work. On a hot summer's day, the water is cool and refreshing. The place is worth visiting. The ticket here is good for el Morro too, and vice versa.
    Written 27 June 2022
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  • frank i
    Madison, NJ62 contributions
    the two locations we visited castillo san cristobol and el morrow were absolutely amazing. these are well worth the visit...do not miss. we did not use the audio tour, we just walked ourselves and this was fine. there is a lot to read and learn. you will gain an incredible appreciation of what was accomplished hundreds of years ago and how it tied into current history. keep in mind there are a ton of stairs and a lot of walking......it gets hot!!! wear the correct shoes and bring water!!
    Written 28 June 2022
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  • Nurse Fran
    Zephyrhills, FL2 contributions
    The Catheral of John the Baptiste is in Old San Juan.( across from a beautiful old hotel=El Convento) Physical address Calle de Christo. .It's about a mile from the Port walking or you can hop a cab.There is no admission fee.Saint Pio is also enshrined there in a glass case.It is a beautiful Cathedral & often times,you can catch 1215 Mass during the week.Many of the treasures de Leon brought there, have been pillaged over the years,but the interior is beautiful. .Ponce de Leon is also buried there. There is a gift shop where blessed Medals of Saint Pio can be purchased & there is a Poor box & candles to light for a small donation. A very spiritual place & a must visit for Catholics & non Catholics alike.I plan on visiting again on my next Cruise. While at that end of Old town there are all kinds of family run businesses,coffee shops& quick bites to eat.
    Written 21 August 2019
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  • gibbygibson21
    Arlington, VA43 contributions
    You need to walk this street, as well as Calle San Francisco and Calle del Cristo, to get a true feel of Old San Juan. Beautiful architecture filled with great shops and restaurants.
    Written 23 June 2022
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  • rexpig
    Wilmington, DE226 contributions
    We were greeted by a polite young man who provided a brief orientation and spent a pleasant span of thirty minutes in the cathedral. The altar is beautiful and a reminder of the glory and richness of Puerto Rico. At the left end of the transept is the tomb of Ponce de Leon. Fans, discreetly swiveling, keep the place cool. It's undergoing necessary renovation, for which contributions are accepted, and one feels happy to give generously because of the welcoming nature of the place and its staff.
    Written 27 June 2022
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  • Keisha W
    Summerville, SC82 contributions
    This mall was nice and had all the stores you might want to patronize. I especially liked that it wasn't terribly crowded but busy. There weren't many directories that I could find and that would be helpful with such a big mall.
    Written 27 May 2022
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  • Rashae Williams
    San Juan, Puerto Rico11 contributions
    I really enjoyed my experience here, I went on an afternoon and would recommend taking 2-3 hours to walk around. While I enjoyed the art, my favorite part was the botanic garden in the back, very beautiful with lots of shade and water and interesting paths to walk through.
    Written 1 May 2022
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  • Kellen
    1 contribution
    Pedro provided my family and I with an incredible tour of the Capitol. He was very knowledgeable and allowed us to view firsthand many aspects of the Puerto Rican legislative branch. The building is beautiful and full of history. Do not miss it if you're in San Juan!
    Written 7 June 2022
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  • sanju_222323
    New Jersey12,914 contributions
    The beach of Condado is a very popular beach among tourists in San Juan craving a Caribbean beach resort experience with all the vibrant life of a city just steps away. It attracts diverse crowd, from families to famous celebrities. If you want to play on the water, you can enjoy windsurfing, a very popular watersport in Condado. all the top hotels and resorts are close as well as restaurants.

    Well , despite tempting Condado Beach is not safe for swimming or bathing, the water has very dangerous currents. Neither adults nor children should be swimming at Condado Beach. Nearby, you can walk to Playita del Condado, (Playita means small) a small beach with calmer water, better for swimming and doing a little snorkeling.

    We just came here, clicked few pics, dipped feet in sea water, wander around and moved to Playita condado.

    Ps: I did not see any shower-bathroom here.
    Written 14 March 2022
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  • Em
    Texas8 contributions
    If you want to see sea turtles, this is the best place. Pay for parking at Parque Escambrón. You can play at the regular beach there, it’s very beautiful. If you wanna see turtles, just walk over the bridge to the little inlet of water with a lot of seaweed. That’s where you’ll find lots of turtles. There are signs all over warning of sea turtles. The water is murky, but you can still see them.
    Written 16 June 2022
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  • dustythoughts
    Manchester, CT1,567 contributions
    This wonderful gem of a museum is a must-see while in San Juan. Located on the second floor of the former Spanish army barracks, this museum holds a fascinating variety of indigenous, African, European, historical, and contemporary exhibits highlighting Puerto Rico's richly diverse identities. This museum was quiet compared to the other nearby attractions, as I think it's a bit lesser known, but no less informative and fascinating for it. I enjoyed soaking in the various exhibits in a calmer setting, and I learn a lot every time I come here.
    Written 14 June 2022
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  • Kirsy1
    Silver Spring, MD347 contributions
    Im so glad this place exists. I appreciate the work the do. It’s not glamorous but is necessary. I took my teenage daughter
    Written 3 June 2022
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