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Old San Juan, Puerto Rico: 37 reviews and 85 photos

  Colorful Facades of Old San Juan
by pabertra

Old San Juan is best explored on foot. The streets are extremely narrow, parking is quite a challenge, and traffic is generally slow moving. Their are so many wonderful things to see. Take notice of the beautiful cobblestone streets paved with blue aquinos, which are bricks baked in the 1800s in Spain, that were shipped over as ballast. The buildings are painted a palette of tropical fruit colors and have elaborate wooden doors and quaint balconies. Check out El Morro, the Capilla del Cristo, duck into a bar for a Pina Colada (they originated in Puerto Rico), and spend time shopping for santos de palo (hand carved wooden saints). Their is a lot of commercialization in Old San Juan, but I still recommend visiting it, because it still has managed to retain its old world charm.

Address: Old San Juan
Phone: 787289-5626

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  • Updated Nov 15, 2004
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