Plaza de Armas, San Juan

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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 professional 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, you can visit one of its most spectacular historic buildings: Antiguo Palacio de la Intendencia. It was originally built to house the treasury of the island and it is now the Department of State of Puerto Rico. At the Capilla del Santo Cristo de la Salud you can see the most popular chapel in Puerto Rico and you learn the urban legend behind this little structure built in the 18th century. You can also visit La Fortaleza-Palacio de Santa Catalina, a 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.

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San Juan: Craft Rum Cocktail Experience

2. San Juan: Craft Rum Cocktail Experience

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.

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Puerto Rico: Old San Juan Guided Walking Tour

3. 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.

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San Juan: Private Walking Tour of Old San Juan

4. San Juan: Private Walking Tour of Old San Juan

See the main attractions of the beautiful city of San Juan on a family-friendly private guided tour. Meet your guide at Plaza Colón and discuss your interests so they can tailor the tour to you. Walk at your own pace through the city, stopping to take pictures and ask questions whenever you want. First, get an overview of the layout of San Juan. Then, enjoy an introduction to the history of Puerto Rico. Learn the untold secrets of Viejo San Juan (Old San Juan) from your local guide as you walk through the city. Take in the Plaza de Armas, the City Hall, the State Department, and La Fortaleza (Governor's Mansion). Then, stroll to see the tiny Chapel of Christ. Marvel at the Hotel El Convento. Get recommendations on the best churches, plazas, cafes, and museums to visit during your stay. And, if you like, you can explore Castillo San Cristóbal with your guide before heading back to Plaza Colón.

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What people are saying about Plaza de Armas, San Juan

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 77 reviews

Sara was really good and kept us engaged the whole time. It was a great start to our trip since we learned so much. She also gave us good tips for restaurants and other places to visit.

The tour was great. The tour was out the history of Old San Juan. Our tour Walker was Jorge, spoke both language. Make sure to wear comfortable shoes because it a 2hour Walk.

The online registration process and finding Jorge, our guide at the pre established place and time went very well

I really enjoyed the history of San Juan, and the perspectives. Highly recommended

I learned a lot and experienced things that I won’t get from my hometown.