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Old San Juan Free Walking Tour
Activities in San Juan

Old San Juan Free Walking Tour

9.4 / 10
198 reviews
Sarah was an excellent guide. We really enjoyed the visit to the convent and the restaurant/bar recommendations.
10 Judi
  • Free
  • English English
  • 2 hours

Explore San Juan and get to know the history of the San Cristóbal Fort, the Las Palmas Bastion, the Totem or El Morro. Enjoy the charm of this island, filled with Spanish, American and indigenous influences. And it's FREE!

Itinerary

The tour meet at the agreed time in Plaza Colón in San Juan, where we'll go over the history of Puerto Rico beneath the mandate of the Spanish crown. As we follow the traces of the old wall which protected the capital, we'll pass alongside the San Cristóbal Fort and the facades of the Alejandro Theatre and the old casino.

We'll cross Calle Fortaleza to take a look at the characteristic coloured buildings of Puerto Rico, eventually arriving at the old bastion which protected the south of San Juan. Then we'll continue our tour, along the remains of the wall until we reach the Las Palmas Bastion, from where the view is truly spectacular!

Our next stop will be the famous bar where, according to the owners, the piña colada was invented! And afterwards we'll take a look at the narrowest house in America. Do you know the width of its door? You'll find this out and more!

Passing along Calle del Cristo we'll speak of the importance of horse races years ago for this Caribbean island, and we'll discover the legend which surrounds the construction of the Chapel of Cristo de San Juan

Finally, we'll make our way to the Totem, a magnificent obelisk constructed in memory of the indigenous peoples of the island. Our last stop will be the Morro, a fort constructed to protect the island from maritime attacks, and one which has become the symbol of San Juan itself.

Important Information

You cannot take this free tour if you are a group of more than 6 people. In this case we recommend you reserve a private tour of San Juan

Price

Free tours do not have a fixed price, rather each person offers the guide the amount they consider appropriate, depending on their level of satisfaction.

More Information

Duration

2 hours.

Language English

The tour is exclusively in English.

Included

English speaking expert guide.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

You can book up until the previous day (8:00 PM local time) if there are still places available.

Ticket

Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.

Free!

Meeting point

Plaza Colón.

Cancellations

If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation in the control panel, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.

When the minimum number of participants (4) is not reached, we will contact you to offer you other alternatives.