San Juan Things to Do

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  • 1. Old San Juan

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    Sightseeing in Old San Juan, just walking around, is one of the best activities while in Puerto Rico. Just wander the streets, peek into the church, some of the many cafes and bars and restaurants,...

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  • 2. Bacardi Factory

    Ntot a lot of excitement to the tour. The basic tour (as of April/2015) was $12 admission, which includes a large, plastic Bacardi cup, a token for a complimentary drink, and a boring pamphlet. The...

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  • 3. El Morro

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    The views of San Juan Bay from El Morro are spectacular. The area was designated a National Historic Site in February 1949 with 74 total acres. It's the largest fortification in the Caribbean and...

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  • 4. Beach

    Like on many other islands, beaches here are quite beautiful and a big drawn to visitors. There are three main beaches in the San Juan area which are Isla Verde Beach, Condado Beach and Ocean Beach....

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  • 5. San Cristobal Fort

    Along with El Morro, San Cristóbal Fort ('Castillo de San Cristóbal') was the city's defense. The largest defenses ever built in the Americas, it rose 150 feet covering 27 acres of land. The size...

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  • 6. Cathedral

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    The Cathedral is said to be an authentic and rare New World example of medieval architecture. It's quite beautiful and contains the marble tomb of the Juan Ponce de León (the island's first Govenor)....

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  • 7. El Yungue Rainforest

    El Yunque is the only rainforest in the U.S. National Forest System. Comprised of some 240 different species of trees, it is actually a series of forests, each one determined by its altitude. More...

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  • 8. Paseo de la Princesa

    The Paseo de la Princesa is a really nice walk in Old San Juan, between the bay of San Juan and the old city wall. There are lots of other landmarks along the walk, like La Rogativa, the Raices...

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  • 9. Plaza de Colon

    Around Old San Juan you'll find several tributes to Christopher Columbus who is credited with the island's "discovery" in 1493. This particularly lovely fountain and monument can be found in Plaza de...

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  • 10. Cemetary

    I visited the Old San Juan cemetary Santa Maria Magdalena de Pazzis with my students a couple of years back. It was amazing because I asked the tour guide to give us a walking tour of Old San Juan and...

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  • 11. El Capitolio

    The Capitolio is Puerto Rico's Capitol building and is home to Puerto Rico's lawmakers. This impressive building was built on a hill overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. The building houses both the...

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  • 12. Camuy Caves

    Located in the central west region of Puerto Rico Camuy has one of the most spectacular natural jewels of all Puerto Rico. The Rio Camuy Caves was carved by the third largest subterranean river in the...

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  • 13. La Fortaleza

    4 out of 5 stars

    La Fortaleza is the Governor's mansion. It's located in the western section of Old San Juan at the end of Fortaleza Street. The mansion also faces the bay. The Fortaleza is the home of several...

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  • 14. Plaza del Quinto Centenario

    Right next to the Cuartel de Ballaja (the former Spanish barracks, the most massive building in all of Old San Juan), you'll find the Plaza del Quinto Centenario. This plaza was inaugurated on October...

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  • 15. Parque de las Palomas

    Just like San Marco square, Parque de Palomas has many pigeons. Located right next to Capilla de Cristo with views of the caribbean this park is a nice spot for adults and children alike. Children...

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  • 16. Alcaldia - City Hall

    3 out of 5 stars

    Like the Capitolio, the San Juan City Hall is open to all visitors from Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Located on the Plaza de Armas in a beautiful building dating back to the 17th century, the...

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  • 17. Paseo del Morro

    The Paseo de la Princesa takes you to the San Juan Gate, which is the city's oldest. Here, you can pick up the Paseo del Morro. This hike, only about a mile, follows the walls of the old fortress of...

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  • 18. Capilla del Cristo

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    This Chapel built in 16th century has a few interesting stories surrounding its history and those stories conflict wildly except on one point. Someone on horseback took a terrible spill off the...

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  • 19. Plaza De Armas

    Probably so named because it was the sight of parading Spanish troops during the Spanish-American War, we came upon Plaza de Armas on this beautiful, bright day to find it already decorated in...

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  • 20. El Convento

    El Convento is the most famous hotel in San Juan, and probably the most popular as well although not everyone can afford to stay there. Even if you are not one of the lucky few, you can still take a...

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  • 21. La Ballaja - The Barracks

    The Cuartel de Ballajá, or "Ballajá Barracks," once housed Spanish troops during the 1800's and later became the quarters for American soldiers following the Spanish-American War. This building has...

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  • 22. Blue Cobblestone Streets!

    While walking around the old streets and neighborhoods of San Juan, you'll undoubtedly notice the blue cobblestone streets in many places. These blue or...

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  • 23. Controversial "Discoverer" Columbus Statue

    Our 5-year old twins had fun chasing the pigeons in this small Plaza Colon, also known before as St James Square or Plaza Santiago.If you walk along San Juan,...

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  • 24. Teatro Tapia and conveniently lined taxis

    This is a historical building in Old San Juan – built about 1832 but still with fresh yellow paint.It was in 1976 when restoration was made for this theater...

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  • 25. Museo de las Americas

    Inside the old Spanish Army barracks, known as La Ballaja, in Old San Juan, is the Museum of the Americas. This contains some fine examples of Puerto Rican art,...

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