Cathedral of San Juan Bautista
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  • San Juan: Old Town Sunset Walking Tour

    1. San Juan: Old Town Sunset Walking Tour

    Meet your professional guide at Plaza Colón in San Juan and set off into the sunset on this walking tour. The plazas are the perfect location to learn about the colonial history of Puerto Rico from your guide. From Plaza Colón, you will walk and see the Plaza de la Barandilla and Plaza de Armas. In Old San Juan, you can visit one of its most spectacular historic buildings: Antiguo Palacio de la Intendencia. It was originally built to house the treasury of the island and it is now the Department of State of Puerto Rico. At the Capilla del Santo Cristo de la Salud you can see the most popular chapel in Puerto Rico and you learn the urban legend behind this little structure built in the 18th century. You can also visit La Fortaleza-Palacio de Santa Catalina, a World Heritage Site. The tour also takes you past San Juan Cathedral, the Ballaja Barracks, Catedral Basilica Menor, Cuartel de Ba...

    Jorge was so fun! The town was beautiful. And learning about the history was wonderful

  • San Juan: Walking Tour with Expert Guide

    2. San Juan: Walking Tour with Expert Guide

    Learn about its colonial influence and discover this fascinating city. See all its essential sights with your expert local guide. Begin with a tour of the Cathedral of San Juan Bautista. Hear fascinating facts as you walk along Paseo de la Princesa to the Governor's residence. Stroll through a city brimming with colors and cobble stone streets. See the San Juan Gate, built in 1520 to guard the city from the harbor. Visit the Ballaja Barracks, built by the Spanish militia for housing in 1864, as well as the San Jose Church, and Plaza del Quinto Centenario. Your tour will end at the Hotel El Convento, adjacent to all the shops and restaurants.

    Guide was great! Perfect way to learn about Old San Juan! It is hot and a lot of walking —-so make sure you have good walking shoes and cover up so you don’t sunburn.

  • San Juan: Old San Juan Walking Tour

    3. San Juan: Old San Juan Walking Tour

    Meet your guide at Plaza Colon which is located at the entrance of Old San Juan. Admire the iconic marble pillar where a statue of Christopher Colombus stands. Stroll along Paseo de La Princesa, taking in the stunning views of the bay and old city wall as you walk.  Reenter the city through the San Juan Gate, which was the main entrance to the city during the Spanish colonial era. See the beautiful historical buildings such as El Convento Hotel and the San Juan Cathedral, the largest cathedral on the island, before arriving at La Capilla del Cristo, where you will hear the story of the local legend this chapel was built to memorialize. Finish your tour with a stroll along the blue cobblestone street that leads to the Plaza del Quinto Centenario to experience the old world charm the city is famous for. Feel free to ask your guide for recommendations on the best dining and shopping optio...

    This was a great experience. Our tour guide was awesome. Very educated. Very nice and down to earth. Very happy we made this decision to go to old San Juan. So many good things to enjoy here!! Food and scenery was excellent!

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3.3 / 5

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Great overview of old San Juan’s history. Jorge was very attentive and knowledgeable. I recommend it for first timers to the city.

Our tour guide Jorge is very knowledgeable and has a fun way of introducing Old San Juan to us tourists!!

Jorge was so fun! The town was beautiful. And learning about the history was wonderful

We enjoyed the tour very much. Perfect amount of walking and information

Our guide was knowledgeable and answered all questions.