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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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  • Just walking in Old San Juan is breath taking. It’s beautiful full of history and culture. Parking is insane though we found public parking for $3 the whole day I’d say grab an uber from your hotel... 
    Just walking in Old San Juan is breath taking. It’s beautiful full of history and culture. Parking is insane though we found public parking for $3 the whole day I’d say grab an uber from your hotel...  more »
  • Visited Old San Juan before my cruise departed. You hear a lot of negative talk about PR in the news and I found that a lot of that was unsubstantiated. The old city was very nice and very clean and.....  more
    Visited Old San Juan before my cruise departed. You hear a lot of negative talk about PR in the news and I found that a lot of that was unsubstantiated. The old city was very nice and very clean and.....  more »

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