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Reviews: Old Town San Juan

Reviews- Old Town San Juan
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Recommended by 100%


General description: Old Town San Juan

Old Town San Juan is basically a one big museum. It looks a little like Havana or Santo Domingo. Time of colonization has left strong and firm influence on the architecture of the place.

For the most hardy tourists, a huge attraction is the fortress of El Morro, in the north-western part of the city. After visiting this place, which is very extensive, it is easy to imagine that El Morro was a hard nut to crack for those attacking the island.

The Cathedral of San Juan was built entirely in the nineteenth century, even though the construction works had began already in the sixteenth century. Particularly worth seeing are the stairs and marble sarcophagus of the first tutor of the island, Ponce de Leon. The interior of the cathedral looks particularly impressive. Next to the church is a Dominican monastery, Convento de Santo Domingo.

Town Hall, Alcaldia, is an impressive building located on the Plaza de Armas. The beginning of construction dates back to the beginning of the seventeenth century. The construction of the town hall ended during the French Revolution. It is built in the style of Madrid's town hall, with a quiet courtyard and a gallery on the first floor.


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