Old San Juan Attractions

San Juan Cathedral (Cathedral de San Juan Bautista)

San Juan Cathedral, Puerto Rico

Located in the heart of Old San Juan, the current San Juan Cathedral (Cathedral de San Juan Bautista) is an architectural treasure dating back to the 1540’s. In fact the original structure \that was destroyed by a hurricane was built some 20 years earlier in the 1520's. The current San Juan Cathedral was originally designed in the Late Gothic Style, which can be seen in the … [Read more...]

2015 San Sebastian Street Festival Schedule

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Puerto Rico’s biggest festival The San Sebastian Street Festival in Old San Juan starts this Thursday Jan 15, 2015. Check out the daily schedule below: Thursday, January 15 10am to 10pm, The Cuartel de Ballajá and various Old San Juan Plazas will be home to around 350 artisans who will be displaying and selling their works Corner of San José & Luna Streets 8:30pm, … [Read more...]

Surviving the San Sebastian Street Festival, Old San Juan

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The 2015 San Sebastian Street Festival kicks off in Old San Juan on Thursday Jan 15 until Sunday Jan 18, 2015. This is the largest festival in Puerto Rico with thousands of locals and visitors descending on Old San Juan to PARTY by day and by night. Think Mardis Gras or Notting Hill Carnival to get an idea. There will also be be around 350 local artisans and over 50 musical … [Read more...]

Casa Blanca Museum a Window to the Past

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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 here. His descendants lived in Casa Blanca until the mid 18th Century. … [Read more...]

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 the early 1700’s. Back then, coffee production was a huge part of the islands … [Read more...]

Explore the Capital District of Old San Juan

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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 on your way to the forts. Old San Juan’s Capital District is a mass of small … [Read more...]