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Old San Juan Deluxe Walking Tour
"There is a magical feeling to the area of Old San Juan and your first thought may be that you are not in the United States. There seems to be nothing that looks as old or has the history on the mainland as you will see in Old San Juan. Founded in 1521 this part of the city of San Juan is a UNESCO World Heritage Site as well as a US Historic Zone. Your walk begins at the water's edge and follows the city wall where the view is spectacular and the past comes alive. There are over 400 well-preserved buildings in the old city that date back to its inception. The architecture is incredible and you will feel as if you are in Europe with cobblestone streets and buildings sitting side by side. Most of the old city will remind you of its history as a military stronghold but much of this area has now been modified to house attractions for tourism. Cafes small shops great gardens and courtyards abound. The former barracks now house the Museo de Las Americas and has a collection of Latin American Folk Art. Some of the religious structures spread throughout the area such as the San Juan Cathedral seem to be both Gothi San Juan Cathedral and many more historical places. And you will learn where to find other points of interest that you can return to and explore in greater detail.Some sights you'll see include San Juan Gate
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Walking Tour of Old San Juan
"9am - Meet guide in front of Senor Frogs 102 Calle Marina San Juan 00901 Puerto Rico First visit La Fortaleza (Governors house) The gate of San Juan
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Old San Juan Walking Tour
Enjoy a comprehensive walking tour of San Juan led by writer David Rodríguez. You will visit some of San Juan's most famous sights and learn stories and facts that will bring these locations alive. On this walking tour you will experience the beauty of th"""Discover the beauty of Old San Juan with writer David Rodríguez author of The Rise and Fall of the Great Barbate. Tour Old San Juan's most important historic sites learn about Puerto Rican culture and experience the places and activities that authentically represent the stories and people of the past and present of Puerto Rico."title=Highlights&1=Take+a+walking+tour+of+Old+San+Juan+with+author+David+Rodr%ADguez&2=Discover+key+historic+sites+and+gain+new+insight+into+Puerto+Rican+culture+from+a+knowledgeable+author&3=See+San+Juan+sights+including+Fort+San+Cristobal%27s+Lookout
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MUST SEE church in old san juan

It might not be in the best condition, but it's a must see because it's one of the second oldest churches in the caribbean. plus, it hold the burial remains of Juan Ponce de Leon, who was seeking...
Feb 21, 2012

Cathedral of San Juan Bautista

If you're planning to visit Old San Juan, don't miss the second-oldest cathedral in the Americas, the Cathedral of San Juan Bautista. It has a pretty facade in the late Gothic style overlooking a very...
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Aug 01, 2014


This is not the most elaborate cathedral in Latin America, but its subtleness is elegant. It blends with the city, rather than sticks out.
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Mar 10, 2005

The statues

The statues in the cathedral are brightly colored. Take a look inside the cathedral to find tomb of the island's first governor Juan Ponce de León and the relic of the roman martyr, San Pio.
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Sep 24, 2004
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Things to Do Near Cathedral

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Plaza De Armas

in this place there is always activity... people speaking or singing and playing... but we come back to feed the billions of pigeons who will eat from your hand, and watch people go by... last time we...
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Capilla Del Cristo

This old church was built centuries ago. The legend behind it is that a young man on horseback plunged over the cliff that this church is located on. During his descent he prayed to one of the...
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Capilla del Cristo

There are many legends surrounding the construction of this little chapel located at the bottom of Calle del Cristo. Many have to do with a young man who, during a fiesta in 1753, took a fall over the...
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La Fortaleza

La Fortaleza was built between 1533 and 1540 as the Spanish settlement's very first fortification, making it a few years older than El Morro. In fact, when you go on a tour of the residence, you can...
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Parque de las Palomas

Palque de las palomas was a great and fun place to visit. I say was because unfortunately it has closed. I was there with my son on June of 2012 and we found out it was closed due to health reasons. I...
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Alcaldia - City Hall

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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Getting to Cathedral


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