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Old San Juan

Known for Historical Buildings, Islands and Tropical

Interesting history, island views, and top sights from San Juan Cathedral to Castillo de San Cristobal—discover it all in Old San Juan.

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Interesting history, island views, and top sights from San Juan Cathedral to Castillo de San Cristobal—discover it all in Old San Juan.

Things to do near Old San Juan

Discover the curious relics and gorgeous stained-glass windows of Old San Juan’s religious treasure, a 16th-century cathedral with a colorful history.

San Juan’s hub of civic life is also one of the most popular social destinations, where locals come to drink coffee and trade stories. 

Puerto Rico’s first governor, a controversial conquistador, is recognized with a statue in the heart of historic Old San Juan. 

Marvel at a Spanish fortification on the edge of Old San Juan, a place full of haunting myths, fascinating history and stunning photography spots.

The official residence of the governor of Puerto Rico is a vast mansion and fortress that is open to the public on guided tours.

This walled fortress was once used to protect Puerto Rico from invading colonies, and today offers visitors a dramatic reminder of that history.

Experience one of the most beautiful cemeteries in the world, an ocean-facing graveyard with impressive sculptures dedicated to famous Puerto Ricans.

Sample local street food or doze under a palm tree on this picturesque stretch of coast.

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