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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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  • We toured the fort on a cruise stop. Even post hurricane it was spectacular and very well maintained. The views from the fort were outstanding. After the fort, we walked through the surrounding neighb...  more »
  • Old San Juan is the place to grab the best chocolate, sweets, and dishes around! A little too expensive on the gifts however...  more »
  • We visited the lovely place a few months after the storm ravaged the island with 25% of the island still without power. We were amazed at how much it had already recovered. The history of the island i...  more »
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