Old San Juan is what most people think of when they think of Puerto Rico, because a lot of them stopped here on a cruise ship.
Situated in the northwest corner of San Juan, this is a National Historic Landmark District as well as being listed on the US National Register of Historic Places.
It is a must-do for any visitor to Puerto Rico, just be aware that you will not be the only visitor!
Multiple cruise ships per day disgorge their teeming hordes of tourists, so look at the cruise times on CruiseMapper.com and try to fit in between the schedules!
Bring your National Park Pass to visit Castillo San Cristobal and Castillo San Felipe del Morro, or pay on your way in.
You’ll do a bit of walking to take in all the good sights, but they’re all worth seeing.
We parked in a relatively inexpensive parking structure close to the cruise ship docks, and spent roughly three hours doing a counter-clockwise loop through the streets and sights.
We would have taken more time and more photos, and maybe stopped for lunch and a beer if it weren’t for the crowds and the heat, but sometimes you gotta cry uncle and exit stage right.
This is our final day exploring, and tomorrow we spend most of the day flying to Florida.

He Discovered Everything

He Discovered Everything
Good old Christopher front and center in Plaza Colon


San Juan National Historic Site

San Juan National Historic Site in Old San Juan
Don’t forget to bring your National Park Pass for entrance to Castillo San Cristobal


Small Workspace

Small Workspace in Old San Juan
These lookout posts are a small space to work in!


Spray Me

Spray Me
I love graffiti shots


Oceanfront Cemetery

Oceanfront Cemetery in Old San Juan
The Cementerio Santa Maria Magdalena de Pazzis sits on an amazing chunk of oceanfront property in Old San Juan


Just Hanging Out

Just Hanging Out in Old San Juan
Layers of years of work here.


Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras in Old San Juan
Lots of the architecture here reminds us of New Orleans


The Cathedral

The Cathedral in Old San Juan
The second-oldest cathedral in the Americas


La Casa Estrecha

La Casa Estrecha in Old San Juan
The Narrow House is perfect for Colette


In Your Eye

In Your Eye
These tropical colors really punch you right in the eyeball



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