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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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  • Really was looking forward to seeing the umbrellas on Umbrella Street, but they took it down and replaced it with the flag. We went to Old San Juan, right after the new governor was elected so alot...  more »
  • We had a great time walking around the City and eating our way through Old San Juan. Great visit for the two days 2 we were there!  more »

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