Cross one of the three bridges to Old San Juan, and you’ll instantly feel as if you’ve stepped into a 16th-and 17th-century Spanish colony.
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Having been to 10+ Caribbean islands, I can honestly say that Old San Juan beats the others in its charm and array of gorgeous pastel colors.
Characterized by its blue cobblestone streets and flat-roofed brick and stone buildings, it’s easy to see why this settlement within Puerto Rico has gotten so much attention.
Old San Juan is actually a small and narrow island, which lies in the north coast, and is only connected to the mainland by 3 bridges. A 42-foot wall surrounds the city, with its abundance of shops, historic places, museums, open air cafés, restaurants, gracious homes, tree-shaded plazas, and old beauty and architectonical peculiarity inside the walls.
Best of all, you don’t need a passport to visit!
These European-style cobblestone streets, although gorgeous, were not built for cars. I advise you to NOT even think about renting a car, and navigate the area by foot or taxi.
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