A Historic Walk In Old San Juan Puerto Rico

There’s this beautiful island paradise in the Caribbean that lives and breathes culture, architecture, vibrance, and unmatched beauty. Let’s take a historic walk in Old San Juan Puerto Rico!

Things to do in Puerto Rico, Walking Photo Tour of Old San Juan, Puerto Rico

Remember how I told y’all that I had to get away? Well, I did, and Puerto Rico was the destination. If you’re in need of a getaway to a tropical paradise that’s nearby, this is the destination – looks like it’s time to take a walk in Old San Juan! It is super easy to travel to Puerto Rico, it’s a U.S. Territory and no passport is required. The main language is Spanish, but most of the local speak English so there are not really any language barriers.

Old San Juan is small area in the city that has preserved it’s original architecture. It’s cobblestone streets, colorful buildings, and fortresses have all been molded with a Spanish flair, they are absolutely stunning! Old San Juan is full of stuff to do, explore the area by visiting one of the many cultural museums, trying the local foods, shopping, enjoying the nightlife, and visiting the two fortresses, National historic structures that were built to defend the island.

Buildings in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico

Check out my photos, you can virtually experience the beauty of Old San Juan, Puerto Rico and dream of visiting one day! Here’s a look down one of the streets. The first thing I noticed on my walk in San Juan Puerto Rico were the intricate details on the buildings, I love it!

A walk in Old San Juan Puerto Rico – my photos

Cobblestone street in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico

A latte from Cafe Cuatro Sombras. The espresso was nice and strong at this boutique coffee shop, it’s a Trip Advisor favorite!

Coffee Mocha Latte Heart Art

This is the view over the ocean near the cemetery on the open El Morro grass field. People are flying kites, tons of them.

Old San Juan Cemetery and Grass Area, Puerto Rico

Lovely brightly colored buildings give Old San Juan it’s flair!

Colorful buildings in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico

Hotel Normandie. I think it’s closed, but it’s an iconic structure in the area.

Normandie, Old San Juan, Puerto Rico

Standing at Castillo San Felipe del Morro Fortress, you can look out over the coast of Old San Juan for a spectacular view. When you walk in Old San Juan Puerto Rico, you definitely won’t miss this!

Old San Juan Coastline

Old San Juan, Puerto Rico

I love this door, it’s painted like the Puerto Rican flag. You can tell that it’s old and worn, the sense of pride in the locals is wonderful!

Puerto Rican Flag Door, Old San Juan

Police bikes parked in San Juan. Most of the police vehicles I saw said “policia” in Spanish. These were the only ones I saw that were in English.

San Juan Police Department motorcycles

These wooden doors with cast iron bars looked like they were out of a movie. Classic look that I love!

Wooden doors on an orange building, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Old San Juan is such a beautiful city, I can’t wait to go back! Visit See Puerto Rico to learn more about it and all of its natural beauty, tropical atmosphere, and many other attractions the on this All Star Island. I hope you get a chance to visit!

What do you love about Old San Juan, Puerto Rico?


  • We will be in SJJ in 2 weeks. I love this door!!!!!!!!!! Where in Old San Juan is it located? That would make a great place to take one of my daughter’s senior pictures there.

  • I can’t wait to visit Old San Juan. I will be going there this Saturday to go on a cruise. So happy we will have time to spend there.

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