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With a convenient location, you can walk to beautiful attractions of Puerto Rico

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We are facing two public parking lots, two blocks from the port where cruises depart across the street and you can take free "trolleys" from the city. On the front desk we can help you with the Reservation for different tours. From here you can walk to:

“El Paseo La Princesa y La Puerta de San Juan”

The Princess Promenade and the Gate of San Juan are historical and some of the most visited tourist attractions in Puerto Rico. During your walk you will enjoy sculptures, beautiful gardens, typical Puerto Rican crafts and food kiosks and the immense colonial past walls that protected the Old San Juan pirate invasions. As you walk you will delight in the beautiful view of the Bay of San Juan, Goat Island, the Morro Castle and an old Spanish prison, which is now home to the Tourism Company of Puerto Rico.

“Fuerte de San Felipe del Morro”

San Felipe del Morro Fort was built by the Spaniards in the sixteenth century. The original purpose of the castle was to protect the San Juan Bay from enemies who arrived by sea. This castle is impressive for its tunnels, canyons, walls, lighthouse and history. There is a wide area famous for kite flying in front of the castle.

“Fuerte de San Cristóbal”

The San Cristóbal Fort is one of the main tourist attractions of Old San Juan. It was built by the Spaniards in the eighteenth century to protect the city of San Juan against pirate attacks. It was completed in 1783 and it covers about 27 acres of land, basically covering Old San Juan. It is the largest fort built by the Spaniards in the New World. You will be fascinated by all aspects of the Old World that you’ll find in your surroundings like secret tunnels, dungeons for prisoners, cannons to defend the castle, spiral staircases interconnecting floors and its fortified walls.

“La Capilla del Cristo”

The Chapel of Christ, originated in the 18th century (1730) is one of the most expressive values of the City of San Juan. The street where it is located was called Santa Catalina, until an extraordinary event happened, considered a miracle, horse armor Captain Don Baltazar Montañez and Mujica resulted alive after falling with his horse from the top of the wall in the racing festival of San Pedro, back to the 40s of the 18th century, according to oral tradition. Tomas Mateo Prats, secretary of the government, loudly invoked the Holy Christ of Health at the time of the fatal incident. In the chapel the picture of the crucified Lord to Our Lady, St. John and Mary Magdalene in the altarpiece of the church stands. Subsequently the street called La Calle del Cristo.

“La Fortaleza (Castillo de Santa Catalina)”

The Fortress (Santa Catalina Palace is the current official residence of the Governor of Puerto Rico. It was built between 1533 and 1540 to defend the port of San Juan de Puerto Rico. The construction was authorized by King Carlos I of Spain as protection against attacks by Indians and pirates.

“Museo Las Américas (Cuartel de Ballajá)”

Museum Las Americas (Headquarters Ballajá) promotes the history and culture of the American continent from Alaska to Patagonia. Founded in 1992 by Dr. Ricardo E. Alegría, the museum hosts a permanent exhibition, through which exposes aspects of the history and culture of Puerto Rico and the Americas. These exhibitions are: Popular arts in the Americas, The Indian in America: twenty ethnic groups that have survived the European conquest and colonization, African heritage, and conquest and colonization: birth and evolution of the Puerto Rican nation.

“Museo del Niño”

Children's Museum has three floors of interactive exhibits for children. Among them you will find: the bank of children, reporters kids, games room for children under 3 years, musical instruments, human body and nutrition, La Placita market, astronomy, home garden, caves of Puerto Rico and an area for reading stories. It is a museum where kids have a lot of fun and learn at the same time.

“El Capitolio”

The Capitol is the headquarters of the Legislative Assembly of the Island, consisting of the Senate and House of Representatives. It is a physically impressive structure since the vast majority is covered with marble. In the center of the building is the roundabout with the original document of the Constitution of Puerto Rico. On the roof of this roundabout are paintings illustrating historical events that marked the country.

“El Antiguo Casino de Puerto Rico”

The Old Casino of Puerto Rico is distinguished by its design to Spanish and French style. The elegance of this beautiful building is accentuated by its beautiful gardens, balconies, details of trim, white marble floors, majestic central staircase and stunning chandelier. These attributes make the Old Casino one of the most prestigious architectural relics of San Juan.

“El Parque de las Palomas”

The Pigeons Park’s name comes from the hundreds of pigeons that live there and expect every day to be fed by visitors. You have benches where you can enjoy a beautiful view starring the Bay of San Juan.

“Bahía Urbana”

Urban Bay is a modern walkway around the Bay of San Juan, adorned with metal structures, beautiful green gardens and comfortable benches. At the end of the walk there is an iron sculpture in the form of sea horse which is the favorite photo point of tourists. Urban Bay location is perfect for watching cruises when entering and leaving the bay. The days when the cruise ships come you’ll find hawkers selling their crafts, "souvenirs", wallets and more.

“La Catedral de San Juan”

The Cathedral of San Juan was built in 1521, destroyed by a storm, and then rebuilt in 1529. The church was named a minor basilica by Pope Paul VI on January 25, 1978, at the request of Cardinal Luis Aponte Martinez, Archbishop of San Juan. It contains the remains of the explorer and conqueror Juan Ponce de León, and the martyr St. Pius. It contains some relics like ornaments and garments worn by Pope John Paul II during his visit to Puerto Rico in 1984. It also contains an image of Our Lady of Guadalupe with the title of "Patroness of Mexico and Empress of the Americas". The altar is chaired by a crucified Christ and on the sides are images of San Juan Bautista and the Virgen de los Remedios. It is the oldest church in the country, and the second oldest in America.

“Puerto de San Juan”

The Port of San Juan is a port facility located in the metropolitan area of San Juan, Puerto Rico. The port consists of 16 springs, eight of which are used for passenger ships and eight for cargo ships. The bay and its facilities are located along the San Antonio Canal, a narrow waterway section of San Juan Bay. Out of the 15 springs in the channel, four accommodate cruise ships, while others serve cargo ships and Cataño Ferry. The ferry has a daily routine of several trips from San Juan to Cataño. From here, tourists are able to walk to major attractions such as Old San Juan and Puerto Rico Convention Center District.

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