Saturday, November 22, 2014

Old San Juan Attractions

Colorful Old San Juan

Puerto Rico Flag door Old San Juan

Color is everywhere in Old San Juan; FACT

Casa Blanca Museum a Window to the Past

Casa Blanca Museum Old San Juan

Stepping into Casa Blanca is like stepping back in time. Built in 1521, Casa Blanca was the original first fortification in Old San Juan, overlooking San Juan Bay. It was built as the residence for Juan Ponce de León and his family, although Juan Ponce de León died before ever having the chance to live [...]

2014 San Sebastian Street Festival Schedule

2014 san Sebastian Street Festival

Puerto Rico’s biggest festival The San Sebastian Street Festival in Old San Juan starts this Thursday Jan 16. Check out the daily schedule below: Thursday, January 16 5pm: Official opening of the 2014 San Sebastian Street Festival. Featuring: Parade with cabezudos and ribbon cutting ceremony. The parade starts at the Abraham Lincoln School, then along [...]

Big Picture: Shadows at Cuartel de Ballaja

cuartel de ballaja old san juan

Second floor shadows @ Cuartel de Ballaja , with a little help from instagram filters

6 Awesome Coffee Shops in Old San Juan

Coffee Shops in Old San Juan

Do you have a passion for coffee? If yes, then the selection of Specialty Coffee Shops in Old San Juan will not leave you caffeine deprived. Puerto Ricans have a passion for coffee and some of the best coffee in the world is grown here; in fact coffee has been grown in Puerto Rico since [...]

Explore the Capital District of Old San Juan

Capital Building Old San Juan

The Capital District of Old San Juan makes for a great extension to a walking tour of Old San Juan or for anyone interested in the history and architecture of Puerto Rico. If you have ever taken the free Old San Juan Trolley to El Morro then you will have passed through the Capital District [...]

Insider’s Guide to Old San Juan

Insiders Guide to Old San Juan

For anyone visiting Old San Juan; here are few tips to help you get the most out of your visit. Driving to Old San Juan There are 2 main roads that will take you into Old San Juan, Avenida Muñoz Rivera (RT 25) and Avenida Manuel Fernandez Juncos (RT 1) Avenida Muñoz Rivera takes you [...]

San Juan Holocaust Memorial

San Juan Holocaust Memorial

A couple of weeks ago I took some time to explore the Capital District of San Juan and if you have the time I highly recommend it. One of the most moving memorials that you will find along Constitution Avenue is the San Juan Holocaust Memorial that was inaugurated in March 2012. Designed by New [...]

Big Picture: El Morro Fort at Dusk

el morro fort old san juan at dusk

2013 San Sebastian Street Festival, Old San Juan

2013 San Sebastian Street Festival, Old San Juan

It’s January. It’s Puerto Rico; so it must be time for the San Sebastián Street Festival (Fiestas de la Calle San Sebastián ) in Old San Juan…. The 2013 San Sebastián Street Festival runs from Thursday January 17 until Sunday January 20. This is the place to be if you want to experience a true [...]