Spotlight on San Juan, Puerto Rico


                Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, is a classic Spanish walled city which is easily walkable and which includes a quintessential Spanish fort, Castillo de San Filipe del Morro (El Morro).  The Old Town lies close to the pier area, where numerous cruise ships anchor during the cruising season.  A walking tour of the area should include, at least, the following sights:  El Morro, Paseo de la Princesa, a shaded walk beside a former prison, La Fortaleza, the residence of the Puerto Rican governor, and Casa Blanca, a home built for Ponce de Leon by his son-in-law (de Leon never actually lived here).  There are also several churches, some museums, and numerous shops and restaurants that can be visited along the way.  Pick up a map at the Tourist Information Office, near the cruise ship dock.


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