Top 10 Instagrammable Sights in Old San Juan

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    Explore Expansive Valleys & Rolling Hills

    Bask in the stark beauty of the four-hundred year old Castillo San Felipe del Morro Historic Site and catch the breeze of the famous tradewinds that brought merchants and explorers to the island and helped give Puerto Rico (or “Rich Port” in English) its name.

    Travel Tip: Purchase a kite from one of the nearby vendors to make the most of the tradewinds!

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    Watch a Sunrise over the Waters

    On the southwestern tip of Old San Juan, discover the beauty of Paseo la Princesa. As you watch a sunrise over calm waters, the view is nothing short of amazing.

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    Visit Historic Landmarks

    Capture the history of Old San Juan at Castillo San Felipe del Morro Historic Site. Carved from sandstone, this architectural gem dates back to four-hundred years, and has a fascinating history.

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    Take in Oceanfront Views

    The iconic Castillo San Felipe del Morro Historic Site is a must-see, but the oceanfront view beyond the structure is a sight all its own.

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    Discover Unique Signage

    Stroll through the city to find unique signs and vibrant structures.

    Travel tip: There are many limber and piragua (snow cones and popsicles) sellers in Old San Juan – a perfect treat on a hot day.

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    Wander through Vibrant Neighborhoods

    Enter the neighborhoods of Old San Juan, and you will see the streets lined with uniquely colorful homes—the perfect backdrop for a beautiful photo.

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    Cool off Under Colorful Foliage

    Colorful trees shade the sidewalk for a lovely stroll from one site to another.

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    Encounter Ornate Fountains

    Cool off by one of the many fountains scattered throughout Old San Juan, and capture the artistry of the structure.

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    Walk Down Lively City Streets

    Venture into the city to visit the lively shops and restaurants that compose a thriving atmosphere. As you join the fun, be sure to stop and look around.

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    Pause by the Pier

    Wander down to the pier to watch the graceful waters dance along the shore and catch breathtaking views of the old City Walls. Linger here for a relaxing afternoon.

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Old San Juan is rich with vibrant colors, incredible architecture and breathtaking views. As you head out to explore, capture the picturesque sights that bring the city to life.

Discover the ten most Instagrammable spots in Old San Juan through the lens of frequent traveler, Mary Brennan.

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