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Old San Juan, San Juan

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Walking along the streets and World Heritage-listed fortifications of Old San Juan, you'll feel like stepping right into a time machine, allowing you to peek into Puerto Rico's colonial past. Five centuries of history seem palpable at every step, with a narrow grid of streets lined by colorful homes and churches, and the coastline protected by enormous walls. One of the district's major attractions is an early 16th-century cathedral, which contains the tomb of famed Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon. Other highlights include an old naval station, city hall, and a bronze monument commemorating the city's successful effort to fend off a British attack in 1797. You can plan San Juan trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.
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  • Walking the cobblestone streets you come to realize three things; this is a very old city [500yrs], its narrow cobblestone streets evoke the ancient neighborhoods of Spain or Morocco, driving there... 
    Walking the cobblestone streets you come to realize three things; this is a very old city [500yrs], its narrow cobblestone streets evoke the ancient neighborhoods of Spain or Morocco, driving there...  more »
  • The old San Juan is jewel. The downtown is well maintained and clean. Lots of restaurants and the city is walkable , everything is short distance. 
    The old San Juan is jewel. The downtown is well maintained and clean. Lots of restaurants and the city is walkable , everything is short distance.  more »

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