Old San Juan, San Juan

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    Old San Juan Street in Evening
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  • Ballaja Statue (Ochoa, 1992) in Old San Juan
    Ballaja Statue (Ochoa, 1992) in Old San...
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    Colourful Buildings of Old San Juan
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    Museum las Americas (Museum of the Americas)

    by Jim_Eliason Updated Dec 20, 2008

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    One of the unique aspects of traditional Puerto Rican culture are brightly painted Donkey Carts like the one shown in this picture.

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    Statue of Isabella

    by Jim_Eliason Updated Dec 20, 2008

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    This statue in honor of the monarch, financed the discovery of the New World. It sits outside the wall next to the city gate

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    Casa Rosa

    by Jim_Eliason Updated Jan 13, 2006

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    The lovely house in front of La Rogativa is Casa Rosada, or Pink House. It was built in 1812 for the Spanish army and is now a day care center for government employee's children.

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    Old San Juan

    by lacole Updated Nov 22, 2005

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    You definately need more than a day to see Old San Juan. We spent a day here and didn't see half of the things we wanted to see. I absolutely loved the pastels of the buildings.

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    Old City - part II

    by el_ruso Written Nov 5, 2005

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    The old city is well restored and beautifully painted in pastel colors. This is one of the most romantic cities I have been to.

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    Old City - part I

    by el_ruso Written Nov 5, 2005

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    The old city is well restored and beautifully painted in pastel colors. This is one of the most romantic cities I have been to.

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    City Walls

    by el_ruso Written Nov 5, 2005

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    The well-preserved fortress walls encircle the old quarter and lend an unmistakable backdrop to the views of the city and the sea.

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    Old San Juan

    by pecaspeca Updated Jul 3, 2005

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    The best way to experience Old San Juan is by taking a walk through its streets.

    La mejor manera para conocer al Viejo San Juan es haciendo una caminata por sus calles y callejones

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    Paseo de la Princesa

    by pecaspeca Updated Jul 3, 2005

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    A walkway with trees, statues, benches, street lamps and kiosks. The promenade faces the San Juan Bay.

    Un paseo por la Bahía de San Juan con árboles, estatuas, bancos, faroles y kioskos.

    paseo por la muralla Sunset view from La Princesa
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    Customshouse

    by XanderDone Written Jun 2, 2005

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    I didn't go inside it, but this is the original customshouse of Puerto Rico. Now used by cruise lines as an office and port for their boats, it is still a sight to see.

    La Aduana de Puerto Rico
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    Visit Old San Juan

    by ralphhu Written Dec 19, 2004

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    We had a very enjoyable visit to Old San Juan. We saw both forts, El Morro and San Cristobal, as well as the Cathederal. We also enjoyed walking through the narrow streets of the shopping district.

    Old San Juan shopping district
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    Fort

    by lashr1999 Written Sep 24, 2004

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    Visit one of the forts for great views of the city. There is a fee for the forts. Be prepared to climb up stairs.

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    Building Facade and Balconies of Old San Juan

    by virtualpatrick Updated May 11, 2004

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    You can't help but admire the tapestry of colors painted on the buildings of Old San Juan. Even more interesting are the balconies - look at the intricate iron work / wood work.

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    La Princesa

    by Jim_Eliason Written Nov 23, 2003

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    La Princesa is a walkway just outside the city walls down by the harbor that served as a market in the 17-18th century

    La Princesa

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    I do think, that the old part...

    by Luis_Alberto Written Aug 24, 2002

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    I do think, that the old part of downtown San Juan, is one of the best preserved heritages of Spanish architecture in all of the Caribbean.

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