Top 10 Old San Juan Puerto Rico Attractions

Old San Juan, Puerto Rico

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Old San Juan (Spanish: Viejo San Juan) is the oldest settlement within Puerto Rico and the historic colonial section of the city of San Juan. The settlement is a National Historic Landmark District and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the “Zona Histórica de San Juan” (San Juan Historic Site). Old San Juan is located on a small and narrow island which lies along the north coast, about 35 miles (56 km) from the east end of Puerto Rico, and is united to the mainland of Puerto Rico by three bridges. It is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the north and to the south by San Juan Bay (or “Bahía de San Juan”) — which lies between the city and the mainland. On a bluff about 100 feet (30 m) high at the west end of the island and commanding the entrance to the harbor, rise the battlements of Fort San Felipe del Morro, in which there is a lighthouse.

Top 10 Old San Juan Attractions

El Capitolio de Puerto Rico

The Capitol of Puerto Rico is located on the Islet of San Juan just outside the walls of Old San Juan. The building is home to the bicameral Legislative Assembly, composed of the House of Representatives and Senate. The building is located…
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Old San Juan Water Tours

Relax and enjoy a beautiful sunset or relax and get a little sunshine on your face, while you take a water tour in San Juan Bay. During this trip you will be able to take a different look of Old San Juan icons like El Morro, La Fortaleza or…
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Casa Blanca

Built in 1521, Casa Blanca (White House) served as the first fortification of the San Juan islet. It was the residence for Juan Ponce de León (First Governor of Puerto Rico) and his family, and also his cousins, although de León died in an…
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