Old San Juan, San Juan

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  • Address: San Juan, 00919, Puerto Rico.
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Time Required: 06:00 Hrs
  • Tags: History Museum, Historical Site, Food And Drinks, Restaurant, Market, Family And Kids, Heritage Building
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About Old San Juan, San Juan

A part of the city filled with history, Old San Juan is a reminder of the rich influence of the Spanish culture that has inhabited it from a long time. The city is characterized by its narrow, blue cobblestone streets and flat-roofed brick and stone buildings dating back to the 16th and 17th century when Puerto Rico was a Spanish possession. The Casa Blanca was the first fortified structure built in 1521 which once housed Ponce de Leon. It is now a historical museum.

Other than that there are more than 400 buildings from the time which have been carefully renovated and maintained. Some of them are, Castillo de San Felipe del Morro, San Jose Church, Ballaja Barracks, La Fortaleza, San Juan Cathedral, San Juan Gate, and La Casa del Libro. A free tram service exists which is equipped for disabled people that connects different part of Old Juan. With a lot of shops, markets and restaurants Old San Juan comes alive with its colours and friendly atmosphere.

Old San Juan Information

  • The Free trolley service runs from Monday to Friday from 7.00am to 6.00pm and on weekends from 9.00am to 7.00pm, every 15 minutes.
  • Ferry boats are available on Pier 2 every 30 minutes.

Old San Juan Ticket Prices

  • Free

How To reach Old San Juan by Public Transport

  • Ferry
  • free trolley.

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Things to Know Before Visiting Old San Juan

  • 95% of people who visit San Juan include Old San Juan in their plan

  • 38.59% of people start their Old San Juan visit around 07 AM - 08 AM

  • People usually take around 6 Hrs to see Old San Juan

Thursday, Friday and Saturday

90.68% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Old San Juan

People normally club together San Juan National Historic Site and Castillo De San Cristobal while planning their visit to Old San Juan.

People also prefer to start their day with Old San Juan.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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