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 Travel Tips
- 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.
Entrance Ticket Details For Old San Juan
How to Reach Old San Juan
- free trolley.
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95% of people who visit San Juan include Old San Juan in their plan
06 AM - 07 AM
57.28% of people start their Old San Juan visit around 06 AM - 07 AM
People usually take around 6 Hrs to see Old San Juan
83.64% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Old San Juan