2.5-Hour Historical Walking Tour of Old San Juan

All tours to this magical city are different because Old San Juan is a city filled with history and tales. While we share the history from the books, we also share the tales passed down from generation to generation. When you put the history and tales together, you can feel as you were there present.

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2 hours 30 minutes


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  • What's included :
    • Bilingual Tour
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuity
    • Entrance Fee to El Morro
    • Entry/Admission - Paseo de la Princesa
    • Entry/Admission - Casa Blanca Museum
    • Entry/Admission - El Bastion
    • Entry/Admission - Castillo San Felipe del Morro
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Paseo de la Princesa, San Juan Puerto Rico

    Paseo de la Princesa is considered one of the most scenic walkways in the world. This promenade is imporant because of the important historical sites and statues along the walkway.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: La Fortaleza - Palacio de Santa Catalina, Calle Fortaleza, San Juan 00901 Puerto Rico

    La Fortaleza (The Fortress) is the official residence of the governors of Puerto Rico. La Fortaleza was the first fortification built in San Juan harbor. The original tower, now called Torre del Homenaje, or "tower of homage," still stands; its name derives from an island tradition in which the resident governor climbs to the top of the tower to pledge a solemn oath of loyalty and courage during dangerous times.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Catedral Basilica Menor de San Juan Bautista, 15029 N Thompson Peak Pkwy, San Juan 00901-1521 Puerto Rico

    The cathedral is one of the oldest buildings in San Juan, and the oldest cathedral in the United States, and is the second oldest cathedral in the Americas. The building of the San Juan Cathedral was part of the establishment and spread of Catholicism on the island. The cathedral contains the tomb of the Spanish explorer and settlement founder Juan Ponce de León.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: La Puerta de San Juan, Cll Caleta De San Juan, San Juan 00901 Puerto Rico

    Also known as the (Old Entrance of San Juan), the gate was built in 1635, this gate was the main entry into the walled city during its Spanish colonial era. It is 16 feet tall and 20 feet thick and leads you to the romantic Paseo La Princesa.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: La Rogativa, 5-11 Caleta de Las Monjas Up on Hill Past San Juan Gate on the Paseo Del Morro Side, San Juan 00901-1311 Puerto Rico

    La Rogativa, one of the most beautiful sculptures in Old San Juan, takes center stage at the plaza. The sculpture was made out of bronze. Rogativa means “The Procession”, which tells the legend about a Catholic Bishop and his companions who made a procession in faith holding crosses, torches, and chanting during an invasion by the British on the city in 1797.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Casa Blanca Museum, 1 Calle San Sebastian Old San Juan, San Juan 00926-7354 Puerto Rico

    Built in 1521, it was the residence for Juan Ponce de León and his family. Now serves as a museum.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: El Bastion, Calle San Sebastian, San Juan 00926 Puerto Rico

    The Bastion was built next to Castillo San Felipe del Morro and it was meant as an added defense to the fort. In the 1800s, this bastion served as barracks for the soldiers.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Cuartel de Ballaja, Calle Norzagaray Corner Calle del Morro, San Juan 00901 Puerto Rico

    Built in 1854 and used until 1898 by the Spaniards. The Cuartel was built as barracks for the Spanish Infantry. It was made to house 1000 soldiers and their families. After the 1898 invasion by the US Army, the US infantry occupied the Cuartel de Ballajá until 1936. During the Second World War, this structure became a hospital.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Castillo San Felipe del Morro, 501 Calle Norzagaray, San Juan 00901-1213 Puerto Rico

    El Morro was the second fortress built in Old San Juan to protect the city from attack and invaders. It was built in a strategic position where it could attack ships with cannons from different angles. During the First and Second World Wars, El Morro was used by the US Army and today it serves as a National Park.

    Duration: 45 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Plaza Colón, Calle de la Fortaleza, San Juan, 00901, Puerto Rico
    Return Detail :
    Plaza Colón, Calle de la Fortaleza, San Juan, 00901, Puerto Rico
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Organised by Bestours - Outdoor Adventures Puerto Rico

Activity ID: V-284065P2

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