18 Must-Experience Attractions in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico

If there’s one word that captures the essence of Old San Juan, Puerto Rico.  The city is full of color. Colorful buildings. Colorful food. Colorful people.

This Caribbean capital of Puerto Rico is dripping with history and culture. There are more than enough things to do in Old San Juan to keep you busy for an entire week!

If you’re visiting on a cruise, we promise you the city will turn out to be one of your favorite ports-of-call.

Explore the colorful streets of Old San Juan

The cobblestoned streets, lined by colonial churches and historic buildings, are made for walking.



Stroll along Fortaleza Street

The art installation, known as the Umbrella Sky Project, was intended to bring color back into the lives of the people after the hurricane.


Take a peek at the governor’s house

Originally built in the 16th century as part of a huge fortress structure to defend the island, now it turned into the official residence for the sitting governors.


Admire the cobblestone streets of Old San Juan

This called adoquines, these cobblestones were the blocks of ballast placed in the early ships that sailed over from Spain.


Sip a pina colada

A bartender working at the Caribe Hilton blended a mix of rum, coconut cream and pineapple juice – and the refreshing frothy pina colada was created.

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