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Things to do for History Buffs in San Juan, Puerto Rico 

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    Old San Juan

    65 reviews

    great history to explore. good food easy to get around walking or on free trolley.

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    El Morro

    63 reviews

    The first and last line of defense in San Juan, the old fort El Morro today gives visitors really awesome vistas and insights to San Juan rich history.

    Popular withHistoryFamiliesOutdoor
  • 3

    Castillo San Felipe del Morro

    10 reviews

    This fort (El Morro for short) is located at the opening of the San Juan Bay, which was (and still is) an important international port, making the port a popular place to attack and attempt to occupy. Historically, of course. El Morro was crucial in the city's defenses against invaders. And since it is located at a perfect place to ...

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  • 4

    Bacardi Rum Factory

    43 reviews

    A fun tour of the Bacardi Rum Factory with free rum tasting at the end of the tour. Cheers!

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  • 5

    Flavors of San Juan Food and Culture Tours

    3 reviews

    This is the only food tour in Puerto Rico and a must do!! They offer a historical walking tour of Old San Juan where you learn about the history and culture of the Island while you stop at restaurants to sample authentic Puerto Rican food. History and culture PLUS delicious Puerto Rican food!!

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  • 6

    Fort San Cristobal

    22 reviews

    great place for photos!! perfect backdrop and a lot of history of here!

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  • 7

    La Fortaleza

    5 reviews

    The governor's house can be seen down a picturesque street in Old San Juan, where no cars can drive. It is beautiful. Couldn't stop taking photos.

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    Plaza San Jose

    2 reviews

    In the San Jose Plaza you will find the monument of Juan Ponce de León. He came to Puerto Rico during Christopher Columbus second voyage and was appointed as Puerto Rico's first governor. This statue was done by fusing all rifles used in the US invasion during the Hispano-American war of 1898 where US took possession of Puerto Rico from ...

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  • 9

    Colonial Adventure At Old San Juan

    6 reviews

    I am personally from Puerto Rico.Me and my family are from the beautiful Mountains of Gurabo.San Juan is very beautiful and to visit it's old entrance is a tourist attraction with a wonderful history behind it..

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  • 10

    Calle del Cristo

    3 reviews

    Enjoy more history as you walk to San Juan.

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  • 11

    Capilla del Cristo

    5 reviews

    The Capilla is in OLD San Juan that you can walk to visit the capilla and other monument in OLD SA JUAN! Enjoy!!

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  • 12

    Museo de Arte e Historia

    3 reviews
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  • 13

    Casa Blanca

    2 reviews

    The grounds are spectacular and it is impressive to see house the house was expanded over the centuries. Thee kitchen and stairs have beautiful old tiles. Very interesting history and the tour guide did an excellent job of explaining the lifestyle and environments that shaped the house. A surprisingly enjoyable hour of stepping back in time.

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  • 14

    Paseo de la Princesa

    20 reviews

    Located near the old town by the water, this corridor is a great spot to catch the sun's setting rays over the atlantic. There are numerous information tablets along the corridor so that you could learn a little more about San Juan's history as you stroll down. This was a relaxing walk along the beautiful and calm inlet before hitting ...

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  • 15

    Catedral de San Juan

    7 reviews

    Historic and beautiful Cathedral in the middle of the capital Old San Juan.

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    Ballajá Barracks

    2 reviews
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    Ocean Park Beach

    12 reviews

    nice beaches not too crowded. chairs and umbrellas available if you stay at nearby hotels. felt safe and people were friendly.

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  • 19

    San Juan's Historic Cemetery

    15 reviews

    Reminiscing the dead never looked so good. The Historic cemetery is really beautifully white and crisp. Great views!

  • 20

    Coliseo de Puerto Rico José Miguel Agrelot

    10 reviews

    Beautiful Architecture, if you are going to a concert you'll like it very much. It's not worth it to expend time just to see it. There are a couple of good restaurants in the area you may want to try, Texas Do Brasil, Steak house, Sheraton Hotel Convention Center.

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