Old San Juan, Puerto Rico Overview

Located in the capital San Juan, Old San Juan is a historic district of Puerto Rico and it's oldest settlement.

This lively district in San Jose is amazingly rich in heritage. It is here where the first Spanish settlement on Puerto Rico was established back in 1508. Today, this historic little strip of island lies just north of the city of San Jose. It's a lively mix of old iconic architecture, museums, restaurants and cafes, and numerous places to shop. It is the prime place to see when you're in Puerto Rico. Its atmosphere and attractions have made it a tourist destination of utmost interest. Visit the forts and absorb the amazing history of Puerto Rico, or take a walk along the Paseo la Princesa, the buzzing street promenade going through the district, lined with several stalls and shops for all kinds of things. The island is also home to Restaurant Row on Fortaleza Street, offering a huge collection of restaurants and an opportunity to indulge in the local Caribbean cuisine! The small island is dotted with various sculptures and statues of historic figures in Puerto Rican history, like the famous La Rogavita. And as the sun begins to set, a beautiful shade of orange befalls the city, and the Caribbean nightlife begins to come alive. Old San Jose is truly an experience not to be missed.

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