Plaza de Armas, San Juan
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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: Private Walking Tour of Old San Juan

    2. San Juan: Private Walking Tour of Old San Juan

    See the main attractions of the beautiful city of San Juan on a family-friendly private guided tour. Meet your guide at Plaza Colón and discuss your interests so they can tailor the tour to you. Walk at your own pace through the city, stopping to take pictures and ask questions whenever you want. First, get an overview of the layout of San Juan. Then, enjoy an introduction to the history of Puerto Rico. Learn the untold secrets of Viejo San Juan (Old San Juan) from your local guide as you walk through the city. Take in the Plaza de Armas, the City Hall, the State Department, and La Fortaleza (Governor's Mansion). Then, stroll to see the tiny Chapel of Christ. Marvel at the Hotel El Convento. Get recommendations on the best churches, plazas, cafes, and museums to visit during your stay. And, if you like, you can explore Castillo San Cristóbal with your guide before heading back to Plaz...

  • Puerto Rico: Old San Juan Guided Walking Tour

    3. Puerto Rico: Old San Juan Guided Walking Tour

    Embark on a historic walk into the top sights that Old San Juan has to offer. Experience San Juan from a local's perspective as your guide walks you through the most notable landmarks. Marvel at the colorful Spanish colonial architecture dating back to the 16th and 17th centuries. See beautiful historical buildings such as the Cathedral of San Juan Bautista, one of the oldest buildings in San Juan. Visit the 16th century El Morro and La Fortaleza fortresses that are rising above the ocean, and then stroll along the Paseo de la Princesa, taking in the stunning views of the bay. Learn about the importance of Christopher Columbus for Puerto Rico, find out what was San Juan's original name, and hear about the Spanish-American post-war history. Then together with your local guide find out what’s inside San Juan’s San Felipe del Morro citadel.

    What an enthusiastic guide! Big thanks to her for a memorable afternoon. Great way to know when culture when you have a limited time.

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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.