Old San Juan is the crown of Puerto Rico, known for its grand fortresses, colonial architecture, and sleepy cobblestone streets. Old San Juan boasts over 500 years of history and stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean.
Explore the cannons, ramparts, and barracks of the city’s century-old forts, which have protected Old San Juan since 1539. The Castillo San Felipe del Morro Fort guards the entrance to San Juan Bay, while the Castillo de San Cristobal is the largest fort and once wrapped around the entire city.
Wander through the weave of blue-stone streets and soak up the colorful Spanish buildings and elegant balconies overflowing with bougainvilleas. Stop by Plaza San Joza for an espresso and admire the beautiful ceiling of the 16th-century San Joza Cathedral before heading to South Fortaleza Street for a culinary feast.
Old San Juan is located on a narrow inlet in the historic colonial quarter of San Juan city, just 15 minutes’ drive from Luis Munoz Marin International Airport. A trolley departs from the San Juan Ferry terminal and buses run between Old San Juan and the greater metropolitan areas.