Old San Juan & Fortress Guided Walking Tour

2.5 hours | San Juan | S J U - 3 8 0
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Points of Interest

  • Old San Juan
  • El Morro de San Felipe
Moderate activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

WHAT YOU VISIT
- Old San Juan
Just imagine founder Ponce de León walking on these same cobblestone streets, brilliantly paved with adoquine, a blue stone that's cast from furnace slag. This seven-to-ten block area boasts over 400 carefully restored 16th and 17th century Spanish colonial buildings. After boarding your transportation you'll disembark at the oldest Spanish fort in the New World.

- Fort San Felipe del Morro
Your exploration of Old San Juan begins with a tour of El Morro, a National Historic Site. Built between 1540 and 1589, the fort covers over 70 acres and features six levels that rise from sea level to 145 feet. Your guided walk continues through the Ballaja Barracks, formerly a military barracks which now houses the Museum of the Americas. Explore the grounds and its museum while enjoying sweeping views of San Juan Bay and the coastline.

PHOTO OPPORTUNITY
Exterior shots of some of the oldest churches in the United States are lovely keepsakes of your journey through this nearly 500-year-old city:

- San Juan Cathedral boasts one of the finest and oldest examples of Gothic-influenced religious architecture built by the Spanish in the New World.

- San Juan Bautista Cathedral sits in the heart of Old San Juan. The history of the church dates to 1521 but the elegant Gothic façade you see today evolved over centuries.

- Cristo Chapel, perched atop the ancient wall that once protected the old city, is home to the tomb of founder Ponce de León.

WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
During your walking tour, you'll stop at the lovely Plaza La Rogativa, considered the most scenic plaza in San Juan with 180-degree views of the bay, El Yunque National Rainforest, and the historic walkways along the city walls.

Special Notes:

Entrance fee to El Morro Fortress is included. The walk covers approximately one half to three-quarters of a mile. It is typically hot in Old San Juan; please dress accordingly and take adequate precautions regarding the heat and sun.

Child Price:

12 & under reduced

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Board bus and drive to San Felipe del Morro Fort

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Mini Bus
Transport Capacity:
24
Travel time:
00:10
Air conditioned:
Yes
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No

Guided tour of El Morro

Transport type:
Walking
Time at site:
00:30
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
200
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes

Guided walk through the Ballaja Barracks and Quintecentennial Square, San Jose Square and Cristo's Street

Transport type:
Walking
Time at site:
00:45
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
200
Steps:
3
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
No

Visit San Juan Cathedral

Transport type:
Walking
Time at site:
00:20
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
20
Steps:
20
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No

Photo stop at La Rogativa Monument and visit Cristo's Chapel

Transport type:
Walking
Time at site:
00:10
Free time at site:
10
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
100
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Return to ship

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Mini Bus
Transport Capacity:
24
Travel time:
00:10
Time at site:
00:20
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
300
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No