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:

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

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