Cathedral of San Juan Bautista

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San Juan: Old Town Sunset Walking Tour

1. San Juan: Old Town Sunset Walking Tour

Meet your professional 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, you can visit one of its most spectacular historic buildings: Antiguo Palacio de la Intendencia. It was originally built to house the treasury of the island and it is now the Department of State of Puerto Rico. At the Capilla del Santo Cristo de la Salud you can see the most popular chapel in Puerto Rico and you learn the urban legend behind this little structure built in the 18th century. You can also visit La Fortaleza-Palacio de Santa Catalina, a 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: History Walking Tour

2. San Juan: History Walking Tour

Enjoy a guided history walking tour suitable for all ages to some of Old San Juan's most notable landmarks. Learn more about the history of Puerto Rico, its ties to the United States, and its rich Spanish, Taino Indian, and West African Heritage. Begin your exploration of Old San Juan, a UNESCO World Heritage site, with a stop outside La Casa Estrecha, one of the narrowest houses in the Western hemisphere. Then, enter La Catedral de San Juan Bautista which is Puerto Rico’s grandest religious building. Discover some parts of some of the city’s impressive defensive system, namely its historic walls, the only remaining entrance door at La Puerta de San Juan, and Fortaleza. Gain a greater understanding of Puerto Rican history with your knowledgeable local guide.

San Juan: Walking Tour with Expert Guide

3. San Juan: Walking Tour with Expert Guide

Learn about its colonial influence and discover this fascinating city. See all its essential sights with your expert local guide. Begin with by entering San Felipe del Morro or San Cristobal. Hear fascinating facts as you walk along Paseo de la Princesa to the Governor's residence. Stroll through a city brimming with colors and cobble stone streets. See the San Juan Gate, built in 1520 to guard the city from the harbor. Visit the Ballaja Barracks, built by the Spanish militia for housing in 1864, as well as the San Jose Church, and Plaza del Quinto Centenario. Your tour will end at the Hotel El Convento, adjacent to all the shops and restaurants.

Old San Juan: Boozy Bites Food Tour

4. Old San Juan: Boozy Bites Food Tour

Enjoy an adult-only tasting tour that takes you to three independently owned restaurant bars in Old San Juan. You’ll enjoy the island’s hors d’oeuvres, two cocktails and to cap it all off, a trio of aged rums paired with Puerto Rico’s most famous locally sourced chocolate: Chocolate Cortes’ Forteza. Skip all the lines at do-not-miss restaurants and foodie scenes around the city. Enjoy Old San Juan through various stops, with light appetizers, cocktails, and a unique, unforgettable rum and chocolate pairing during this easy 3-hour stroll in a small group. In-between destinations, you’ll learn about the architectural features behind the Spanish buildings, plazas, squares, balconies, and mysterious blue cobblestones in the heart of Puerto Rico’s capital city. At the different stops, you’ll get first-hand knowledge on how to taste aged Puerto Rican rum and have a crash course on high-end chocolate from one of the most famous chocolate producers on the island. Finally, you’ll leave with all the confidence and knowledge of a resident in sunny Puerto Rico.

San Juan: Self-Guided Tour with Audio Guide

5. San Juan: Self-Guided Tour with Audio Guide

This vibrant and exciting audio tour of the city of San Juan will take you on an incredible journey through the old streets where you will learn about the history of the beautiful Colon Plaza and see fantastic examples of architecture like the San Cristobal Castle and La Fortaleza. You'll also see El Catedral de San Juan Bautista, Capilla de Cristo, La Fontana de las Raices, Old San Juan, El Morro, La Casa Blanca, La Plaza de Armas, La Plazuela de la Rogativa, and La Princesa. Watch for the blue cobblestones called adoquine which pave the streets in the old part of the city. Your tour. Your way.

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What people are saying about Cathedral of San Juan Bautista

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 182 reviews

San Juan is a beautiful city. Having a knowledgeable tour guide lead us to the must-see places was perfect. After the tour, our guide was gracious enough to provide recommendations for restaurants and other sites we wanted to visit.

This was an absolutely amazing tour; Jorge was informative and personable and interesting. As a solo traveler, he also helped many of us take amazing pictures around the city. I enjoyed learning more about Old San Juan.

It was absolutely wonderful. Our tour guide was Jorge and he was very knowledgeable, personable, funny, and enthusiastic! Would definitely recommend this tour especially if it’s your first time visiting San Juan.

Guide was very knowledgeable! Tour was paced well. I now feel like I have an introduction to the island’s history-especially Old San Juan.

I highly recommend this tour. Antonio is very knowledgeable and the tour is very interesting and pleasant.