Strolling through Old San Juan was a little like walking through a movie set. The narrow cobblestone streets with dim tungsten light really set the mood for this historic town. I am probably the last person to appreciate beautiful architecture but even I was impressed! The old buildings were well preserved and they all had unique personalities.
There were a lot of restaurants, cafes, and boutique shops to check out while in Old San Juan, in fact, the classic Pina Colada was said to have originated from the Barrachina Restaurant here.
While the architecture looks beatiful during the day, Old San Juan’s real charm comes out at night. Many people were just sitting outdoor enjoying the weather with a drink, and there were large musical gatherings at the city’s common area.
Hanging out in Old San Juan was refreshing. We also checked out Castillo de San Cristobal, a 16th century Spanish fort which was right next to town sitting on a cliff. I honestly don’t know much about this fort except it looked amazing and had the classic Spanish architure look and feel. If you want to learn more about this fort, check out it’s Tripadvisors page.