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Paseo La Princesa Walking Tour
"Take a guided tour along the Paseo La Princesa. Stroll along the ""Muralla"" the historic wall and view public art artisan crafts stunning views. Your guide will point out the original VIP door in the old city that welcomed royalty: ""La Puerta de San Juan"". Then you will take a break while enjoying a local ice treat ""Limber"" at ""La Rogativa"" statue. Here characters turn the spot into a storytelling corner where you will hear the ""Legend of La Rogativa"" and enjoy a skit entitled “Etiquette of The Fan""
From $35.00
 
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
From $65.00
 
Fountain of Youth Tour of Old San Juan
"Discover San Juan’s most photogenic places (one of the most photographed cities in the World) through the lens with this 2-hour tour led by writer David Rodriguez in the old historic part of San Juan. As you journey through the Historic District you will walk along cobblestone paved streets beneath old Spanish-balconies and experience the “Old City” with her stately mansions beautiful squares romantic spots and abundance of colors.Discover the burial site of Ponce de Leon ""The Fountain of Youth""
From $45.00

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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 Fountain, and the San Juan Gate. The gate is really interesting because you can see how thick the city walls really are. A lot of different festivals and activities happen along this place on weekends too, although we weren't there over a while weekend, so we weren't able to experience that ourselves. We walked along it at sunset, which was really nice. :)

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xoxoxenophile
Oct 18, 2014

El Paseo de la Princesa

To the south of Old San Juan, just outside the walls that surround the city, you'll find the Paseo de la Princesa. It's worth making the quick detour to walk along the short promenade and see the beautiful "Raices" fountain. Of course, "raices" means "roots", and the fountain features three figures - representing the Spanish, African and Native peoples - that pay tribute to Puerto Rico's rich cultural heritage. The Paseo de la Princesa offers great views of the bay of San Juan and of the city's fortifications. If you've been walking all day and feel like taking a break, this is the perfect place to go to sit in the shade for a while and enjoy a more quieter side of San Juan.

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Jefie
Feb 18, 2010

Must-do: Evening Stroll on El Paseo de la Princesa

In visiting Old San Juan, a late afternoon stroll on El Paseo de la Princesa is a great choice to close the day. El Paseo de La Princesa is a promenade right outside the City Wall, a favorite place by locals for some people-watching and people-meeting. To tourists is a place to relax and enjoy the day going by, watching the coming and going and buying some street food at one of the many stalls selling food and drinks. Occasionally there are cultural exhibitions, the days I was in San Juan there was a very interesting photo exhibition and the place was crowded all the way.

It is very easy to get here from whatever spot in Old San Juan and from here you can continue your walk to El Paseo del Morro, through El Morro if you will, or, walking in the opposite side, through the cruise-ship dock. From the square at the end of the promenade, where you see the big fountain, one can enjoy beautiful views of the Bay, especially at sunset, with the sun setting on the Bay.

El Paseo de la Princesa is a lively place and worth a visit for the views of the bay and for a flavor of local life in Old San Juan.

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gdilieto
Dec 21, 2008

Paseo de la Princesa

One of Old San Juan's most delightful walks, away from the urban traffic and noise, is the Paseo de la Princessa. It follows the course of the city's southern walls, and goes along the waterfront to the San Juan Gate. It's beautiful by day or night. At the end is a memorial to Queen Isabella of Spain.

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Feb 09, 2008
 
 
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Paseo de La Princesa

Located on the southern tip of Old San Juan and running from the San Juan Gate to the piers, the Paseo de La Princesa is a pleasant place to take an early morning or late afternoon stroll. Bordered by a huge colonial wall, the wide, tree-lined promenade offers unobstructed views of San Juan Bay and is well worth taking. Besides the great city and bay views, the walk also is worth mentioning because of the omnipresent pelicans and terns.

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Parque de las Palomas

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Plaza De Armas

The Plaza de Armas is one of Old San Juan's main plazas or squares where people gather or relax in during various times of the day. The "Topuertorico.org" website states that "It was carefully planned...
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Cathedral

Metropolitan Cathedral, or formally the Cathedral of San Juan Bautista, is the final resting place of Ponce De Leon. admission is $1. The original cathedral was built in 1521, the current structure...
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La Fortaleza

This is the Governor's Palace and is also known as the La Fortaleza. it was built in 1533 and is the oldest executive mansion in the world. It still serves as the governor's residence today. It sits...
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Alcaldia - City Hall

The City hall sits on the Plaza de Armas next to Puerto Rico's version of the state department. The Alcalde dates from the 17th century with it taking its current shape in 1789. Numerous other...
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Old San Juan

Sandwiched between La Perla Barrio and San Cristobal this cemetery is considered one of the most picturesque of burial grounds anywhere. The cemetery is particularly noteworthy for its elaborate...
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