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Activities in San Juan

Old San Juan Free Walking Tour

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For Free??? This was absolutely incredible!! The information that you get from History was so intriguing and entertaining.
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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!

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

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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.

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Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19. Show more

A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.

The use of masks is obligatory. Masks will be given to those clients who do not have their own.

All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.

Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.

Alcoholic drinks are not available.

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Duration

2 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english.

Included

English speaking expert guide.

When to book?

You can book up until 12 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible. This must be indicated in the reservation.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more

No printing of documentation required.

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Pet-friendly?

Not permitted.

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.

  • Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?

    A - This activity requires a minimum of 8 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

Free!

Free cancellation

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

Meeting point

Plaza Colón.