Instagramable Places in Old San Juan Shared Tour

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Old San Juan is so beautiful and has tons of amazing places that just makes the perfect background for an amazing picture. Whether or not you are an influencer, have tons of followers on the IG, or just want to show off your awesome trip to PR to family and friends, these spots we selected are worth stopping by for a picture. Our guide will take you to the coolest places to snap a photo, while giving you some historical content.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Bestours - Outdoor Adventures Puerto Rico

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Stop At: Paseo de la Princesa

Paseo de la Princesa is considered one of the most scenic walkways in the world. This promenade is imporant because of the important historical sites and statues along the walkway.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: La Fortaleza - Palacio de Santa Catalina

La Fortaleza (The Fortress) is the official residence of the governors of Puerto Rico. La Fortaleza was the first fortification built in San Juan harbor. The original tower, now called Torre del Homenaje, or "tower of homage," still stands; its name derives from an island tradition in which the resident governor climbs to the top of the tower to pledge a solemn oath of loyalty and courage during dangerous times.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Catedral Metropolitana Basilica de San Juan Bautista

The cathedral is one of the oldest buildings in San Juan, and the oldest cathedral in the United States, and is the second oldest cathedral in the Americas. The building of the San Juan Cathedral was part of the establishment and spread of Catholicism on the island. The cathedral contains the tomb of the Spanish explorer and settlement founder Juan Ponce de León.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: La Puerta de San Juan

Also known as the (Old Entrance of San Juan), the gate was built in 1635, this gate was the main entry into the walled city during its Spanish colonial era. It is 16 feet tall and 20 feet thick and leads you to the romantic Paseo La Princesa.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: La Rogativa

La Rogativa, one of the most beautiful sculptures in Old San Juan, takes center stage at the plaza. The sculpture was made out of bronze. Rogativa means “The Procession”, which tells the legend about a Catholic Bishop and his companions who made a procession in faith holding crosses, torches, and chanting during an invasion by the British on the city in 1797.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Casa Blanca Museum

Built in 1521, it was the residence for Juan Ponce de León and his family. Now serves as a museum.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: El Bastion

The Bastion was built next to Castillo San Felipe del Morro and it was meant as an added defense to the fort. In the 1800s, this bastion served as barracks for the soldiers.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Cuartel de Ballaja

Built in 1854 and used until 1898 by the Spaniards. The Cuartel was built as barracks for the Spanish Infantry. It was made to house 1000 soldiers and their families. After the 1898 invasion by the US Army, the US infantry occupied the Cuartel de Ballajá until 1936. During the Second World War, this structure became a hospital.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Castillo San Felipe del Morro

El Morro was the second fortress built in Old San Juan to protect the city from attack and invaders. It was built in a strategic position where it could attack ships with cannons from different angles. During the First and Second World Wars, El Morro was used by the US Army and today it serves as a National Park.

Duration: 45 minutes
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