Old San Juan, a walker’s paradise

Paseo del Morro

Paseo del Morro

Anyone in my general acquaintance can testify: I’m a lover of walking. Maybe to a fault. My Saucony Bullets and I scoot to work, happy hour, around the office. We soak up new cities. Invariably my energy drags just as I’m farthest from home, and I look down at my feet thinking, “Damn it. Not again!”

It was with much delight, then, that I got to stroll around Old San Juan’s violet-hued cobblestones in February. It’s a place that rewards the curious walker, whether with less-touristy restaurants, works of public art, or plain old (lush) nature. Still, its size is manageable–few Old San Juan sites are outside an amble’s distance from each other. And, when your feet grow tired, rest assured a Piña colada is nearby.

Castillo de San Cristobal

Castillo de San Cristobal

Viejo San Juan

Viejo San Juan

Catedral de San Juan

Catedral de San Juan

Castillo San Felipe del Morro

Castillo San Felipe del Morro

La Fortaleza

La Fortaleza

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4 thoughts on “Old San Juan, a walker’s paradise

  1. Ahhhhhh………that’s me, soaking in that sun and golden stones and old pink brick….the flowers, and the broad blue sky!

  2. Naama, hey!!! Yes, when it comes to sunshine I always make sure to have photographic evidence. 🙂 Oh, Seattle.

    Emmy, you’re going to have to return the favor when you go to Siena in a few months. Best piazza ever.

  3. Pingback: Beautiful Ruins – Old San Juan | Pretty Great Things

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