Old San Juan

My favorite part of the Puerto Rico trip was exploring Old San Juan. Thus, I wanted to dedicate an entire blog post to that section of the city. Jaini and I spent the most amount of days (3) exploring Old San Juan because there was always so much to do and all kinds of food to try. Here’s a list of sites we visited:

  • Castillo San Felipe del Morro – a fort designed to guard the entrance of San Juan Bay, also a World Heritage site
  • Castillo de San Cristobal – a fort built to defend San Juan from land based attacks
  • City Gates
  • Paseo de la Princesa – where you can find many artisans on cruise days
  • Capilla del Cristo – a small chapel built to celebrate a miracle and renowned for its healing powers
  • Raices Fountain – located at the end of Paseo de la Princesa, perfect place to view sunsets/sunrises
  • Pigeon Park
  • La Fortaleza (Governor’s Mansion) – official residence of the governor, offers tours
  • Plaza de Armas

Below are some pictures taken in Old San Juan:

Famous Puerto Rican Flag door, recently painted black
Beautiful iridescent blue cobblestones pave the streets
La Fortaleza – Governor’s Mansion
All the buildings in Old San Juan are painted in bright and beautiful colors.
Favorite house in Old San Juan
Defensive walls of El Morro
Taken near Raices Fountain, at the end of Paseo de La Princesa
Entrance of Paseo de la Princesa
Path to the City Gates



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