Top Rated Attractions,Places to Visit in San Juan
San Juan is a beautiful capital city which have lots of soft sand beaches with all kinds of cultural attractions. The beautiful beachfront luxury hotels, resorts, historic forts, fine dining places, colonial architecture and museums make San Juan a perfect destination for locals and visitors as well. The mix of culture and architecture encompasses a number of attractions in the area. The city is also a major cruise ship destination, making it extremely lively. It has a tropical monsoon climate with the driest months of January, February and March. With a bulk of artists, musicians, performers, composers, opera singers; enjoy here in the city and make memories.
Old San Juan
Being the most popular cruise destination, Old San Juan is known for its rich history, romantic ambiance, exquisite food, forts elegance and festive atmosphere. You will enjoy a variety of interesting attractions, stay at elegant romantic hotels in Old San Juan, savor exquisite cuisine, shop at unique shops and play at San Juan Beaches. In the warm culture, you can cultural fun events, variety of food, live music and traditions throughout the year.
San Juan National Historic Site
To defend the San Juan coastline, this historic site was constructed during the 17th and 18th centuries. The site is of six huge levels of ramps, barracks, dungeons, turrets, towers and tunnels. The building is actually a series of defensive structures, representing European military architecture and preserving stories of great ambition and aspirations. San Juan National Historic Site reveals the fascinating structures of centuries-old complex. Have a safe and enjoyable trip to the site.
Castillo San Felipe del Morro
Once used to protect Puerto Rico from invading colonies, Castillo San Felipe del Morro offers some of the best views in the city. With surrounding sparkling blue water and breath taking opportunities for photos, the site attracts over two million visitors per year. Climb through the forts six stories and explore different things with the help of a self-guided tour. You can also enjoy strolling on the lawn where soldiers once marched. The site remains closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
Castillo de San Cristobal
Castillo de San Cristobal is one of most visited historical attractions in the city. Being a part of San Juan National Historic Site, it was built to protect against land based attacks on the city of San Juan. Here you can walk into military quarters and tunnels as well as see through cannon embrasures. Bring the camera with you to take pictures of many breathtaking views that surround the fort. Building remains open daily from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm and entry for children 15 and under is free and adults and older costs $5.
La Fortaleza Palacio de Santa Catalina
La Fortaleza is the oldest 40-room executive mansion in the western hemisphere which was used to defend against foreign invaders. It is the official governors residence with fine galleries and period furniture of the museum. Here, an ancient mahogany clock stands along one of the corridors, making the visitors paused for a while. La Fortaleza Palacio de Santa Catalina opens from 9 am to 4 pm on weekdays, and guided tours are offered every weekday except holidays. Here, site entrance is free.
Museo de Las Americas
The Museo de las Americas is a great collection of art and anthropology relating to Puerto Rico. The museum has four permanent exhibitions with Spanish and English explanations. Here, the exhibition which is performed is an eclectic collection of traditional folk art from all over the Americas. Paintings and artwork are also exhibited time to time. Building remains closed on Monday, you can visit here at 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM from Tuesday to Friday, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Saturday, and 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM on Sunday.
Old San Juan Sunset Sail
Fashioned in the style of 19th-century American sailing vessels, Old San Juan Sunset Sail admires the historic sights of San Juan. For an unforgettable ride past the wonders of this historic area, just enjoy sunset sail in which guide and complimentary beverages and snacks are covered. Here, you can gaze out over the waters, enjoy close views of the historical sights, savour the beauty of surroundings and take photographs with the perfect backgrounds.
San Juan Snorkel and Picnic Cruise
With San Juan Snorkel and Picnic Cruise, spread your wings and take a leisurely sail to a deserted island from San Juan. This trip promises to be the highlight of your San Juan vacation. With miles of white sand beaches and crystal clear water; explore the island or swim offshore in the crystal-clear Caribbean Sea. Here you can search the island, collect shells, sunbathe, wade or swim offshore and view the underwater wonders of a living coral reef. Simply relax on deck and explore new things of San Juan.
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