Friday, March 4, 2011

Old San Juan

Yesterday was another great day in PR.  We spent the morning at the beach and pool, and then headed into Old San Juan for the rest of the afternoon and evening.  Old San Juan is a beautiful place.  The architecture is colonial style and all the houses are painted bright pinks, yellows, greens, and blues.

Old San Juan was once completely walled and what were once fortresses where armed soldiers kept a lookout for enemies arriving by sea, are now publicly accessible, and really fun to visit.  The city is very European-esque with winding blue cobblestone streets and outdoor cafes.

Definitely a must see when you travel to PR.  Here are some pictures from Old San Juan.
Castillo San Cristobal

Cannon balls

View from Castillo San Cristobal

San Juan Cathedral - the oldest cathedral in the Western Hemisphere

Cementario Maria Magdalena de Pazzis and El Morro in the background.

A sidewalk cafe menu.

Hasta luego!

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