Old San Juan from the water
We visited Old San Juan and for two days walked about this wonderful corner of Puerto Rico. If you are ever on the island of Puerto Rico, this stop is a “must do”. Our old motto of, “walk ‘til our feet hurt and drink ’til they don’t” came alive.
The historic area is packed full of restaurants, shops, plazas, businesses and churches. The tree lined cobblestone streets are….. Perhaps the best way to show off the beauty of Old San Juan is to post a lot of pictures. I hope you enjoy them (click any picture to start a slide show).
Caleta de San Juan
Farmers market in the courtyard of Museo de Arte e Historia
Street vendor selling hand-made guitars
Walking the promenade outside of the wall
circa-1635 gate was the main entry into the walled city during its Spanish colonial era
Cementerio Santa María Magdalena de Pazzi – San Felipe del Morro Fortress (background)
Plaza del Quinto Centenario
The great lawn at San Felipe del Morro Fortress
Plaza de la Catedral
Narrow streets with balconies lead to the water
Monumental Raíces Fountain
La Mallorquina restaurant (no she isn’t naked)
Police motorcycles lined up outside the police station
Getting some help. We are so lost!
Trying to remember where we parked the car
Puerto Rico Capital Building
San Felipe del Morro Fortress (from the water)
Isn’t it always run time?