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Plaza de Armas, San Juan

Plaza de Armas, San Juan: Our most recommended tours and activities

San Juan: Old Town Sunset Walking Tour

1. San Juan: Old Town Sunset Walking Tour

Meet your guide at Plaza Colón in San Juan and set off into the sunset on this 2-hour walking tour. The plazas are the perfect location to learn about the colonial history of Puerto Rico from your guide. From Plaza Colón, you will walk and see the Plaza de la Barandilla and Plaza de Armas. In Old San Juan, visit one of its most spectacular historic buildings: Antiguo Palacio de la Intendencia, originally built to house the treasury of the island and now the Department of State of Puerto Rico. Witness the 18th-century chapel at Capilla del Santo Cristo de la Salud and learn all about its urban legend. Visit also La Fortaleza-Palacio de Santa Catalina, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The tour also takes you past San Juan Cathedral, the Ballaja Barracks, Catedral Basilica Menor, Cuartel de Ballaja, and San Juan's most valuable historic site, Castillo San Felipe del Morro, before ending at Plaza de San José.

San Juan: Old San Juan Sunset Food Tour with Drinks

2. San Juan: Old San Juan Sunset Food Tour with Drinks

Discover the magic of Old San Juan in the evening on a guided food tour. Eat and drink your way around the colorful old town while learning all about its culture, history, and people, starting with the Plaza de Armas. Explore Puerto Rico's rich culinary history and exciting culinary renaissance. Sample a variety of traditional and modern dishes and enjoy 2 rum cocktails during up to 5 stops. The tour is kept small in number so you can enjoy the full attention of your guide, a passionate expert on Puerto Rican food. Walk away with the best advice on what else to eat, see, and do during your stay.

San Juan: Self-Guided Tour with Audio Guide

3. San Juan: Self-Guided Tour with Audio Guide

Take in the key sights of the Puerto Rican capital at your own pace on a self-guided walking tour. Listen as your audio guide shares the history of the city and its landmarks, including Castillo de San Cristóbal, Old San Juan, and La Fortaleza. Enjoy the freedom to stop when and where you want. Start your self-guided tour at Plaza Colón, where you will learn about the history of this beautiful square. Then, head off on an incredible journey through the old streets of the capital. See fantastic examples of architecture, such as the Castillo de San Cristóbal fortress and La Fortaleza. Then, take in religious landmarks, such as El Catedral de San Juan Bautista and Capilla de Cristo, as you continue your exploration of the Old San Juan Historic District of Puerto Rico. Discover the ruins of El Morro fort, San Juan's oldest residence La Casa Blanca, and La Plaza de Armas. Next, take in La Plazuela de la Rogativa. Admire the lovely views and bronze sculpture before heading to La Princesa. Keep your eyes peeled along the route for the blue cobblestones (adoquine) that pave the streets in the old part of the city. End your tour, feeling like you have gone back in time.

San Juan: Craft Cocktail Walking Tour with 3 Cocktails

4. San Juan: Craft Cocktail Walking Tour with 3 Cocktails

Join in for a night of drunken history on a craft cocktail tour through the streets of Old San Juan. Enjoy a crash course on 3 distinct eras in the drinking history of Puerto Rico, as you sip creative, rum-infused concoctions. Walk the cobblestone streets of Old San Juan as you make your way to the next watering hole. Rub elbows with fellow drink enthusiasts at historic, local spots and meet the owners, industry experts, and master mixologists at each location. Embark on a roving happy-hour adventure. By the end of the tour, know all the best watering holes in town and finish with plenty of time and insider information to continue the fun with a night on the town.

San Juan: Old San Juan Walking Tour

5. San Juan: Old San Juan Walking Tour

Step back in time and learn about Old San Juan from your guide who will cover centuries of Puerto Rican history and culture. Discover many of the highlights of one of the oldest cities in the Western Hemisphere as you make your way through Old San Juan. Start your tour at Plaza Colon and learn about the centuries-long history of this city from your guide. Discover the city's well-preserved architecture dating back to its founding and hear war stories of how a small island beat back empires. Explore city highlights, like El Morro Fort, San Juan Bautista Cathedral, Plaza de Armas, Paseo de la Princesa, San Juan Gate, and more. Enjoy photo and water breaks along the way to make sure the tour is as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.

Puerto Rico: Old San Juan Guided Walking Tour

6. Puerto Rico: Old San Juan Guided Walking Tour

Embark on a historic walk into the top sights that Old San Juan has to offer. Experience San Juan from a local's perspective as your guide walks you through the most notable landmarks. Marvel at the colorful Spanish colonial architecture dating back to the 16th and 17th centuries. See beautiful historical buildings such as the Cathedral of San Juan Bautista, one of the oldest buildings in San Juan. Visit the 16th century El Morro and La Fortaleza fortresses that are rising above the ocean, and then stroll along the Paseo de la Princesa, taking in the stunning views of the bay. Learn about the importance of Christopher Columbus for Puerto Rico, find out what was San Juan's original name, and hear about the Spanish-American post-war history. Then together with your local guide find out what’s inside San Juan’s San Felipe del Morro citadel.

From San Juan: Puerto Rico in One Day Private Tour

7. From San Juan: Puerto Rico in One Day Private Tour

- Discover the most important landmarks of Puerto Rico in one day - Visit Old San Juan (historic sites) - Hike into the rain forest - Go into the caves - Swim in the pristine waters of El Yunque (optional) - Visit Pinones State Forest - Natural resources (lagoons, beaches, mangroves) & traditional food - Visit Maria de la Cruz cave - Explore Loiza the AfroAmerican culture - In one day! This is a private tour, so we can shape it around your preferences and needs. Proposed itinerary: - Pickup at your hotel - Drive through Pinones - Visit the Pinones State Forest (largest mangrove in Puerto Rico) and the Pinones Lagoon. - Visit the town of Loiza - Stop at the facilities of the "ancon" (where the ferry used to operate) - Visit the caves (Maria de la Cruz) - Experience the Afro-American culture of Puerto Rico - Hike the Rain Forest - Swim on Mameyes River (optional) - Find a place to have lunch (Puerto Rican food is amazing) - Drive to Old San Juan - Go into the forts (optional - $10pp) - Get a tour of Old San Juan - Go back to the hotel Have an amazing day, and get to know the Best of Puerto Rico in One Day.

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What people are saying about Plaza de Armas, San Juan

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 228 reviews

The sunset tour was wonderful. The guide was super and knew San Juan plus the entire island of Puerto Rico - the history and land and people. The food choices were great, the length of the tour, and the overall experience was super. We would gladly take this tour again.

Jorge was awesome. Beautiful sunset tour with a great group of people. Don't miss this tour. Mofango all the way. Love Shane and Nicole's Knockers.

Note was friendly, knowledgeable about the island and was an all-around excellent tour guide. Highly recommend his company!

The tour was amazing, the food delicious the talking points and history learned was fun! Lorna was an amazing guide

Lovely evening walk through the city with an informative and enthusiastic guide.