Map of Old San Juan, Puerto Rico

Stroll through San Juan's first, and still most charming, neighborhood

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Old San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Easy: 2.0 miles, 1-3 hours
 
Overview: Old San Juan is Puerto Rico’s quintessential colonial neighborhood. Narrow streets and plazas are still enclosed by thick fortress walls, and bougainvillea bowers spill over exquisite facades. A walk along streets paved with slate-blue cobblestones leads past colonial mansions, ancient churches, and intriguing museums and galleries. Vivacious restaurants and bars that teem with life young and old are always nearby, making it easy to refuel and reinvigorate anytime during your stroll.

Tips: This walk is best done in the morning to avoid the afternoon heat and cruise-ship crowds. The route is 2 mi (3 km); it will take half a day at a leisurely pace, with plenty of stops along the way
Paseo de la Princesa
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Puerta de San Juan
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Plazuela de la Rogativa
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La Fortaleza
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Capilla del Cristo
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Catedral de San Juan Bautista
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Museo Pablo Casals
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Iglesia de San José
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Casa Blanca
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Castillo San Felipe del Morro
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Museo de San Juan
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Castillo San Cristóbal
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Plaza de Colón
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