Castillo de San Cristóbal, Puerto Rico

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San Juan: Ghosts and Spooky History Walking Tour

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

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: Self-Guided Tour with Audio Guide

San Juan: Self-Guided Tour with Audio Guide

Take in the key sights of the Puerto Rican capital at your own pace on a self-guided walking tour. Listen as your audio guide shares the history of the city and its landmarks, including Castillo de San Cristóbal, Old San Juan, and La Fortaleza. Enjoy the freedom to stop when and where you want. Start your self-guided tour at Plaza Colón, where you will learn about the history of this beautiful square. Then, head off on an incredible journey through the old streets of the capital. See fantastic examples of architecture, such as the Castillo de San Cristóbal fortress and La Fortaleza. Then, take in religious landmarks, such as El Catedral de San Juan Bautista and Capilla de Cristo, as you continue your exploration of the Old San Juan Historic District of Puerto Rico. Discover the ruins of El Morro fort, San Juan's oldest residence La Casa Blanca, and La Plaza de Armas. Next, take in La Plazuela de la Rogativa. Admire the lovely views and bronze sculpture before heading to La Princesa. Keep your eyes peeled along the route for the blue cobblestones (adoquine) that pave the streets in the old part of the city. End your tour, feeling like you have gone back in time.

San Juan: App-Based Audio Guide

San Juan: App-Based Audio Guide

Start by downloading the Action Tour Guide app, which will function as your personal tour guide, audio tour, and map all in one. See the best of what San Juan has to offer with this app-based audio guide. Visit popular spots like the Teatro Alejandro Tapia y Rivera and the Castillo San Felipe del Morro. Stroll around the city and immerse yourself in its history as you listen to interesting stories via the app. Next, head to the colorful La Corazon Steps, and admire the painted red heart. Stop by the Teatro Alejandro Tapia y Rivera, one of the oldest drama theaters in the US. Listen to your audio guide tell tale about the theater's haunted past. Stroll to the Plaza Colon, with its towering statue of Columbus. Hear how Columbus claimed the island and how San Juan got its name. Take in the majestic Castillo San Cristobal. Unearth the story behind its construction and hear about the vast riches that brought so many colonizers to the island. Next, pay the colorful and historic La Perla seaside neighborhood a visit. You might recognize it as the music video filming location for the hit song 'Despacito'. Get to know Sir Francis Drake and revisit his fight to seize the island from Spain. Hear about the Second Battle of San Juan and find out why it was such a short-lived win for the English. Uncover subsequent Dutch efforts to take power. Learn how they torched the city and how the Spanish fought to prevent this defeat from repeating. Continue walking, and behold ancient walls and gunpowder magazines, then finally the awe-inspiring Castillo San Felipe del Morro itself. Hear about Puerto Rico’s struggles for independence and why the US got involved. Take in the breathtaking ocean views and give yourself a little respite. Pay a visit to the Cuartel de Ballaja, which now houses the Museum of the Americas, then continue onto the Casa Blanca. Learn the story of the grandson who wrote one of Puerto Rico’s most critical historical texts. Find out how Ponce De Leon himself met a poisonous end. Walk to Catedral Basilica Menor de San Juan Batista, the final resting place of Ponce De Leon. Discover the resilient history of the oldest church in the Americas, enduring countless challenges throughout the centuries, including invasions by the Dutch and the devastating impact of Hurricane Maria. As the journey winds down, stroll along lovely cobblestone streets to the Puerta San Juan, the only remaining gate from the old city. Finish your walk just past the famous La Fortaleza, a towering fortress dating back to the 1530s.

San Juan: Self-Guided Audio Tour of Historic Buildings

San Juan: Self-Guided Audio Tour of Historic Buildings

"Talking Buildings" is a first-person account of the historic buildings of Old San Juan. Created by the Saint John's School 6th grade Social Studies class of 2022, this self-guided audio walking tour will take you on a journey through time, from the 16th century to modern-day. If you'd like to donate to the San José Church, as mentioned in the route, please follow this link: iglesiasanjosepr.org The tour is ready whenever you are. Simply download it through the VoiceMap app while in a wifi zone to enjoy the tour with full offline accessibility.

Old San Juan: Self-Guided Walking Audio Tour

Old San Juan: Self-Guided Walking Audio Tour

Start by downloading the Action Tour Guide app, which serves as your personal tour guide, audio tour, and map, rolled into one! NOTE: This 1.8-mile-long tour covers the essentials of San Juan in 1-1.5 hours. Embark on an enthralling self-guided audio tour of San Juan, Puerto Rico, a city brimming with history, culture, and vibrant colors. Your journey begins at the iconic La Corazon Steps, adorned with a vividly painted heart, symbolizing the city's pulsating energy. As you meander through the streets, you'll reach the Teatro Alejandro Tapia y Rivera, a historical gem and one of America's oldest theaters, rumored to be haunted by spirits of the past. Your path leads to the Plaza Colon, where a statue of Columbus stands tall, narrating tales of discovery and the origins of San Juan's name. The scenic walk takes a majestic turn at Castillo San Cristobal, where you'll learn about its strategic construction and the lure of untold riches that drew explorers to this island. A highlight is the vibrant La Perla neighborhood, nestled by the sea and famous for its appearance in the “Despacito” music video, a testament to the area's cultural significance. The tour delves into the historical confrontations that shaped San Juan, recounting Sir Francis Drake's failed attempt to conquer the island and the remarkable Spanish victory under General Sancho's leadership. You'll explore the brief triumph of the English in the Second Battle of San Juan and the fiery Dutch siege that nearly razed the city. As you stroll, the tour unveils stories of ancient walls, gunpowder magazines, and the imposing Castillo San Felipe del Morro, a fortress that has withstood numerous attacks, including those in Puerto Rico's quest for independence. Your walk brings you to the Cuartel de Ballaja, now the Museum of the Americas, and the Casa Blanca, originally intended for Ponce De Leon. Discover the intriguing history of his grandson and the tragic fate that befell Ponce De Leon himself. The journey takes a spiritual turn at the Catedral Basilica Menor de San Juan Batista, where Ponce De Leon rests, a church that has miraculously survived centuries of turmoil. Your tour concludes with a serene walk along cobblestone streets to the Puerta San Juan, a relic of the old city, leading to the grand finale at La Fortaleza, a fortress that has stood guard since the 1530s. This audio tour is not just a walk but a journey through time, unveiling the rich tapestry of San Juan's history and culture.

Recorrido guiado por Mi Viejo San Juan en Español

Recorrido guiado por Mi Viejo San Juan en Español

Camina conmigo por mi Viejo SanJuan en el único recorrido que encontraras ofrecido solo en Español. Aprenderas de su Historia, leyendas, secretos y mas. El Viejo SanJuan es la ciudad mas antigua en toda la isla de Puerto Rico. Tambien es la segunda ciudad mas antigua de las Americas. Tiene mas de 500 años desde su fundación. La ciudad fue construida y protegida por murallas y la defendían de Piratas y Corsarios que buscaban ocuparla. Comenzamos nuestro recorrido caminando desde la Plaza Colon. Caminaremos por las calles adoquinadas y edificios coloridos. Aprenderemos sobre las iglesias, monumentos, castillos, arquitectura, cultura etc…nuestra mision es que se enamoren de nuestra isla y la pasen bonito.

Puerto Rico: Old San Juan Guided Walking Tour

Puerto Rico: Old San Juan Guided Walking Tour

Embark on a historic walk into the top sights that Old San Juan has to offer. Experience San Juan from a local's perspective as your guide walks you through the most notable landmarks. Marvel at the colorful Spanish colonial architecture dating back to the 16th and 17th centuries. See beautiful historical buildings such as the Cathedral of San Juan Bautista, one of the oldest buildings in San Juan. Visit the 16th century El Morro and La Fortaleza fortresses (outside) that are rising above the ocean, and then stroll along the Paseo de la Princesa, taking in the stunning views of the bay. Learn about the importance of Christopher Columbus for Puerto Rico, find out what was San Juan's original name, and hear about the Spanish-American post-war history. Then together with your local guide find out what’s inside San Juan’s San Felipe del Morro citadel.

Discover Old San Juan: In-App Audio Tour of History

Discover Old San Juan: In-App Audio Tour of History

Embark on a self-guided audio tour through the heart of Old San Juan, a journey tailored for history enthusiasts and cultural aficionados. This in-app experience begins at the formidable Castillo de San Cristóbal and concludes under the gaze of El Morro, encompassing the rich tapestry of Puerto Rico's capital. The narrative weaves through vibrant plazas, by immortalized sculptures, and past the storied walls of the city's most iconic fortresses and buildings, each with a unique account of the ages. Starting with tales of defense and bravery at San Cristóbal, the route takes you through the colonial elegance of Plaza de Armas, past the artistic charm of the Escuela de Artes Plásticas, and to the final lookout at the timeless Cementerio Santa Maria Magdalena de Pazzis, guiding explorers through a living historical record. As you traverse the city's cobblestone streets, you'll uncover a chronicle of power, artistry, and survival, from the Spanish dominion to the dynamic present. Highlights include the spirited tales of Castillo San Felipe del Morro, the reflective peace within the Cementerio Santa Maria Magdalena de Pazzis, and the architectural splendor of the Catedral de San Juan Bautista. A feast for the senses and the mind awaits, encapsulating the very essence of a Puerto Rican odyssey through time. HOW IS THE TOUR GOING — Stay flexible: join the tour whenever you want and explore the sights as long as you like. — Enjoy the tour even offline: all audio tours are tested for high quality and easy navigation.

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What people are saying about Castillo de San Cristóbal, Puerto Rico

Overall rating

4.6
(7 reviews)

Second trip we have used this audio based tour app and we love it! Much more affordable than excursions and guided tours and can go at our own pace.

Robert (Roberto) was great! Extremely knowledgeable,, patient, humerus, Answered all our questions. Great tour guide and passionate about PR!

Richard was awesome and very informative and we had a beer afterwards it was well worth taking if your in San Juan 10 out of 5 stars

a lot of fun information, and loved that we could go at our own pace. easy to follow directions. 10/10

Roberto was great, and we had a lovely tour. Thank you.