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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. Arrange your visit to Old San Juan and discover more family-friendly attractions in San Juan using our San Juan vacation generator.
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  • August 15, 2017
    San Juan is the Capital of Puerto Rico. The Old San Juan is a beautiful and a great place to visit in Puerto Rico. You can go to differents places around the city, and cool areas for kids. You can vis...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    I loved the nightlife. So many visitors and residents walk the streets and listen to street entertainment. Well worth to visit and the quaint restaurants are great.  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    We loved touring old San Juan. It is a great stop on any vacation traveling through Puerto Rico. You will find yourself there if flying or on a cruise of the Caribbean. Plan to spend at least a day to...  more »
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    Amazing and authentic tour of one of the oldest cities in the New World!
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