"Fiesta San Sebastian" Old San Juan Tip by Tom_Fields

Old San Juan, San Juan: 56 reviews and 131 photos

  The fiesta in front of Iglesia San Jose
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In mid-January, when most of America is busy shovelling snow or quietly sitting by the fire, San Juan comes alive. It's time for the Fiesta de San Sebastian, an annual street party with impromptu musical shows and parades. It's centered around San Sebastian St, in Old San Juan.

It's very crowded, and often seems rather chaotic. But the police are everywhere, and keep order. Just look out for pickpockets; it's perfect for them.

Directions: Old San Juan, around the Iglesia (church) and Plaza San Jose.
Phone: 787
Website: http://www.seepuertorico.com/en/experiences/culture/old-san-juan/

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  • Written Feb 10, 2008
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