History Attractions in San Juan

San Juan's history can be felt in its oldest city. Old San Juan beams with culture and a rich past. The most popular historical site is El Morro, used 500 years ago to protect the coastline from invading enemies. Today, you can saunter around the fort and learn about Puerto Rico's history. Around the rest of town, you'll find many more sites as exciting as El Morro. There are museums, churches, a city hall, barracks and even a cemetary. You might find a few people dressed as conquistadors too, so play pretend in Old San Juan. The backdrop feels like a tale.

Colonial Adventure At Old San Juan

201 Calle Recinto Sur

Best tours in town... read more

Viejo San Juan (Old San Juan)

Calle del Mercado

Shops, Historic Buildings & Cafés... read more

La Fortaleza

Calle Recinto Oeste

A US World Heritage Site... read more

Alcaldía (City Hall)

A historic building in the heart of Old San Juan...
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Fort San Felipe del Morro

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501 Norzagaray

No trip to Old San Juan is complete without a trek to see this fort... read more

San Cristobal Fort

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Corner of San Francisco and Norzagaray, across from Plaza del Colon
San Juan National Historic Site

Smaller than El Morro, but offers impressive views of Old San Juan, the Atlantic ocean, and neighboring Condado... read more

Ballajá Barracks

Cuartel de Ballaja
Norzagaray Street End

Museum of the Americas... read more

Catedral de San Juan

Calle del Cristo 153
At Caleta San Juan

San Juan's architectural and spiritual masterpiece... read more

San Juan's Historic Cemetery

Calle Norzagaray

Cemetery by the sea... read more
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