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Fortaleza Street

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Address: Fortaleza St, San Juan, Puerto Rico
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A bustling street full of shops and boutiques.

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Authentic Old Town

I stayed in Hotel CasaBlanca on Fortaleza. The view from the roof makes for great pictures of the street. It is littered with shops, however, they retain the local motif. The... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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El Paso, Texas
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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I stayed in Hotel CasaBlanca on Fortaleza. The view from the roof makes for great pictures of the street. It is littered with shops, however, they retain the local motif. The brightly painted buildings are true Puerto Rican. The hotel was recommended by a Puert Rican friend in the states.

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Reigate, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Architecture better elsewhere - here shops and restaurants seem to mar the ambience - fine if you want to shop eat but you end up missing out on the beautiful buildings

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Gold Coast, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The entire vide of being in San Juan was fantastic, & Fortaleza street was no exception. The SHOPPING, the food & the people were all very cool. Its definitely a great place to walk around when visiting Puerto Rico

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White Mills, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of shops, hotels, bars. Very happening place. Lots of places within walking distance if you stay on this street.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting street. You can get pretty much anything you want. If you are a cigar person here's where you get them. It is also home to the restaurant that discovered or made which ever you prefer the the original pina coloda. They are a little different than the ones served in the states but not much. Need almost a... More 

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Darlington, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This main road is chalk full of shops and restaurants, as well as entertainers along the route (hoping for a little donation, of course). The road is narrow and often nearly bumper-to-bumper------------so, you will be able to see and attend to So Very Much More if you walk!

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

La Fortaleza Street I would say is the main street of Downtown L.A., the shopping area, Restaurants, Pubs. It is safe to walk at night.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very impressed with how clean this main old street was and the presence of police officers on every other corner.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Lot's to see, great for people watching. We were lucky enough to happen upon some musicians playing and stopped to enjoy the live music one evening. Finding parking in the area can be a nightmare.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

This street is a a great place to walk thru since it has a great deal of stores for souvenir shopping and good places to eat. It makes for a fun way to kill a few hours. The street greats pretty busy when the cruise ships are in town but still a great place to walk thru.

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