Old San Juan is a historic town in the island’s capital. An alluring conglomerate of buildings that have withstand centuries after the conquest of Puerto Rico by Spain. Spanish-colonial structures are constantly being restored in an effort to preserve its ancient glory. Walk through any cobblestoned street and you’ll be fascinated with the design’s intricacies and charm. Houses feature exquisite interior patios, halls have the allure of museums and the feeling is that of centuries past. The old city offers a glance of what it used to be and at the same time reveals what it is today: one of the most visited and beloved cities in the Western Hemisphere.
The best way to explore the historic architecture in Old San Juan is by foot. There are many tours available during the day with different lengths and themes. Make sure that yours include a stop at a local eatery since Old San Juan boasts world class restaurants. While you are walking around, grab a piragua to refresh yourself or give a chiringa (kite) a try!