Plaza de Armas, San Juan

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Plaza de Armas, San Juan: Our most recommended tours and activities

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: Craft Rum Cocktail Experience

2. San Juan: Craft Rum Cocktail Experience

Join in for a night of drunken history on a craft cocktail tour through the streets of Old San Juan. Enjoy a crash course on 3 distinct eras in the drinking history of Puerto Rico, as you sip creative, rum-infused concoctions. Walk the cobblestone streets of Old San Juan as you make your way to the next watering hole. Rub elbows with fellow drink enthusiasts at historic, local spots and meet the owners, industry experts, and master mixologists at each location. Embark on a roving happy-hour adventure. By the end of the tour, know all the best watering holes in town and finish with plenty of time and insider information to continue the fun with a night on the town.

Puerto Rico: Old San Juan Guided Walking Tour

3. 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 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.

San Juan: Self-Guided Tour with Audio Guide

4. 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 Plaza de Armas, San Juan

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 156 reviews

My husband and I took the San Juan old town sunset walking tour our first evening in Puerto Rico. It was a great way to see and learn about San Juan. The guide was knowledgable and shared many interesting facts and stories. Sunset is such a beautiful time to see and photograph the city. We enjoyed the tour and are so glad we did it!

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.

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

He was extremely nice, funny, and chill. Best tour and tour guide ever. Very informative.