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4 Hours Culture tour itinerary for San Juan & Carolina: Drive To Historic Monuments Of The Puerto Rican Capital

San Juan, Carolina

Culture Tour
History Tour
Sightseeing Tour
Drive to Historic Monuments of the Puerto Rican Capital

Plaza Colon

San Juan-Puerto Rico

Experience Old San Juan in a delightful ode to its seat of honour within the history of the New World’s conquest. Receive insight into the life of the common city dwellers, as well as the military origins of the Spanish stronghold that became the City of Saint John the Baptist.

DAY 01

Old san juan Done Right! - Driving

San Juan Done Right!

  • Visit the State Capitol on the outskirts and you are rewarded with beautiful mosaics and acquiring a broader sense of the Puerto Rican identity.

  • Continue by driving into and along with the most famous landmarks of San Juan National Historic Site.

  • Back in the vehicle, and as you enter, view Castillo San Cristobal and El Morro.

  • Stop at Ballaja. Take pictures here as you stroll about the battlefield, touch the battlement walls and its embrasures.

  • Look on the Cemetery below, between you and the shore.

  • Finish the tour with a drive down Cristo Street, where La Catedral San Juan Bautista and La Fortaleza (the Governor’s Palace) are found. Your San Juan guide will show you around spotlighting the best San Juan offers, its history and mystique.

Some sights you’ll see include:

  • San Juan Cathedral (1528), Cathedral, Basilica, and first place of worship

  • La Fortaleza (1533), the oldest seat of government in continuous use in the Americas.

  • Columbus Square (1772) between the historic old city and the new.

  • Ballaja Barracks (1854), last Spanish construction of monumental proportions in the Americas. Barracks, Hospital, Culture Center and patrimony of P.R. to the world.

  • State Capitol (1924) built to guard the city’s harbour entrance.

Important Note:

  • The State Capital may or may not be accessed. This depends entirely on the directives and security measures followed by the police force. The guides don't control this access.

  • 75 USD Per Adult
  • Chilled bottled water and a Frito-Lay's snack.

  • San Juan National Historic Site: Castillo San Felipe del Morro and/or Castillo San Cristobal

  • This tour does not enter San Juan National Historic Site.

  • Though it is highly recommended you visit Castillo San Felipe del Morro and Castillo San Cristobal, because of both merit a detailed explanation. The tour time centres on the city and its parts as they fit each other. The guides touch on how San Juan came to be, why it came to be so heavily fortified, who attacked and when. Along with these, they address other things that can help a visitor better connect its dots, understanding more of the old city's past and how it reached its present. 

San Juan, Carolina

Culture Tour
History Tour
Sightseeing Tour

Contributed By

Seeing Puerto

starting from
USD 75
Type of Tour

Group Tour


This tour is offered throughout the year on the following days of the week.

  • Monday 14:00
  • Tuesday 14:00
  • Wednesday 14:00
  • Thursday 14:00
  • Friday 14:00
  • Saturday 14:00
  • Sunday
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