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Old San Juan
Old San Juan

Old San Juan

9.8152 reviews
Sights and Museums, Historic Site, Neighborhood
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I had the best meal at Muelle 6 and it was located right next to a park and a pier. The views were gorgeous.

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Hoboken, New Jersey, USA

Just as beautiful and scenic as the pictures suggest. It's worth a stroll. Being able to stroll around when no cruise ships are docked is great, as that's when the streets are very empty. There is a free trolley that will take you around old san juan, but walking is better is you'd really like to see everything.

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St. Louis, Missouri, USA

I had the best meal at Muelle 6 and it was located right next to a park and a pier. The views were gorgeous.

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La Mesa

Beautiful, classic, and unique. Not to mention the home of the world famous piña colada!

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Weston, Florida, USA

Old San Juan was beautiful. Spent the whole day there with my family. We loved it! So much history, & great restaurants! There's a lot to do here. I highly recommend coming here if you're interested in learning history, local food, museums, & much more!

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Beautiful Spanish influenced colonial town. Perfect for a walk around to explore and discover some nice tucked away restaurants and shops.

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Local from Caguas, Puerto Rico

Visiting Old San Juan is a must. There is so much history in its colonial environment. There are countless restaurants, bars and there is always night life. Don't forget El Morro!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota

It was a beautiful place to be adventurous! Loved the colors of old San Juan. It's very safe and you don't need a tour guide, you can spend the day just walking around and eating!

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Brooklyn, New York State, USA

I absolutely love this area with the colorful buildings, cobblestone streets it's very picturesque!!

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Rochester, Minnesota, USA

You can feel the history when you walk through the streets of Old San Juan and the old buildings. Everything in Old San Juan is easily walkable, unless you have mobility issues, as the roads do slope towards the ocean, and the sidewalks in some places are very narrow.

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Minnetonka

Defiantly got the cultural feel of San Juan here! The nightlife is great even for families. In just two days we passed live music, dancing, poetry reading, a kids fair, so much! The architecture is also great for the viewing. Very safe as well.

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San Juan

At Ave Ponce de Leon you can take the Urban Train at Rio Piedras Station (it is to the right of the building, 1 min) to Sagrado Corazon Station and then transfer to the 21 bus to go to Old San Juan.

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VISIT SPANISH FORT EL MORRO. OLD HISTORY.
SOUVENIERS, RESTAURANTS, DAY OR NIGHTLIFE!

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Dubuque, Iowa

Viejo San Juan is absolutely beautiful - the historic castle and forts, colorful buildings, amazing ocean views and great little shops and restaurants! It's a very walkable city but if you get tired, you can go on the free trolleys.

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Holbrook, New York State

Love it. we go every year...shopping is great; from local crafts to upscale outlets. and there are so many restaurants to choose from for lunch or dinner. a must see!

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Kensington, Maryland

Absolutely love it!
Night life, restaurants, architecture, shopping.
At night be safe, especially near El Morro and Cemetery, other areas are safe.

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Take a romantic stroll down the cobblestone streets and visit the local pubs and restaurants for lunch.

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Bristol

Such a beautiful and peaceful place to walk through.... Security everywhere which makes people feel safe... Also love the street vendors

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Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, USA

Stroll through narrow streets and soak in Puerto Rico's flavors, aromas and sounds. Touristy? Sure and with reason. It's beautiful and transport you into the Spanish Virgin Islands (far from the Miami-esque nature of new San Juan).

Bright colors and zesty flavors with a beat that pulses and sizzles.

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First to Review

I just love Old San Juan.
It's a magical city with lots to see.
Walk the street and breath the history and look at the architecture.
It feel very bohemian, lots of locals artist have their shops in Old San Juan. Visit "El Chvirico" and Ask for Manuel. This young man is the owner and knows a lot about the local artist and can recommend very good deals on paintings by local artists. He's cussing is Erick Ledezma a young talented artist.

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Burns, Kansas

great history to explore. good food easy to get around walking or on free trolley.

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