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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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  • We actually needed two days to see everything we wanted to in this city. The buildings are beautiful. We thoroughly enjoyed exploring the forts. We did our own walking tour and ended up walking 7.....  more »
  • Graduation trip and we had a ball. Old San Juan has so much to do and a rich history. I absolutely loved it. I would definitely return  more »

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