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Plaza Colón, San Juan

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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: Ghosts and Spooky History Walking Tour

2. San Juan: Ghosts and Spooky History Walking Tour

On this Walking tour of San Juan, discover the mystery disappearance of Jose Maldonado Torres who was lost in the infamous Bermuda Triangle, which stretches from Miami to the island of Bermuda in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, to San Juan, Puerto Rico. San Juan has much more than UFOs! From pirate ghosts to the spirits of broken-hearted Spanish soldiers to the tales of the Chupacabra and the Vampire of Moca, the Isle of Enchantment is full of amazing ghost stories and supernatural tales. Discover the unique haunted heritage of beautiful old San Juan, Puerto Rico with real ghost stories, local folklore, and recent reports of paranormal activity. As the third oldest European established city in the New World, San Juan’s deep and rich history awaits. This history, however, is not for the faint of heart! Deep in old San Juan, lay stories of greed, murder, and star-crossed lovers. Was Ponce de Leon really searching for the fountain of youth? Did he really haunt the island after his death, or was it a Taino chief wearing his armor? Does the Catedral de San Juan Bautista really have bone fragments of John the Baptist? These questions and more will be explored on this ghost tour of old San Juan! Places you will see on our walk: El Convento Hotel Castillo San Cristobal Cathedral of San Juan Bautista Colombus Plaza Teatro Tapia Puerto Rico Tourism Company Raices Fountain Capilla del Danto Cristo de la Salud La Fortaleza Casa Blanca Museo de Las Americas Castillo San Felipe del Marro Cemetario Santo Maria Magdalena de Pazzi

San Juan: Old San Juan Walking Tour

3. 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.

San Juan 500 Fest: Guided City Walking Tour and Boat Cruise

4. San Juan 500 Fest: Guided City Walking Tour and Boat Cruise

San Juan 500 Fest starts at the meeting point of Plaza Colon where you will encounter with your expert Tour Guide. Will walk & explore the inner city and discover its unique neighborhood. Old San Juan is the oldest city in the U.S. and its territories. Founded in 1521 it has over 500 years of history. Old San Juan is actually an island connected to the main island by bridges on the eastern side. The oldest section is on the west side and walled in on 3 sides. The historic city is divided into seventeen square blocks.The western area of the city contains Paseo de la Princesa, La Fortaleza (Governor’s Mansion) and Fort El Morro.which construction started in 1539 to protect the the city from pirates invasion. Its the oldest area of town where you can find 300-450 year old homes and buildings.

From San Juan: Puerto Rico in One Day Private Tour

5. 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 Colón, San Juan

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 208 reviews

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.

When the your started, it was raining lightly but got harder as the tour progressed. Antonio gave an excellent tour in spite of the elements.

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

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

Antonio was fantastic!! Super knowledgeable and patient.