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Old San Juan, San Juan

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Must see · Historic Walking Area · Neighborhood
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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  • Old San Juan definitely has a lot of character and history. This is not something you would be able to get by reading a book as you walk along or using an app. Best to find a local guide and have a...  more »
  • It's a fun place to get lost. Take restaurant and retail open/close times you find online with a grain of salt and go with the flow!  more »

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