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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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Great shopping and food

Our family went on a cruise which left from San Juan. We came a few days early to spend some time in San Juan, we had a great time exploring the shops and the food was wonderful... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Springfield, Illinois
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Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our family went on a cruise which left from San Juan. We came a few days early to spend some time in San Juan, we had a great time exploring the shops and the food was wonderful. Super cool spot and really pretty with all the cool colors of San Juan.

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Trenton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nice street to stroll. Plenty of shops. Very quaint, lined in the historical cobblestone streets. Narrow sidewalks and steep climbs up and down. Lots of car traffic. A must to do when in Old San Juan.

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Staying on this street. It's very clean and tidy. Sidewalks are washed daily...something I've never seen. Owners of shops, hotels etc. Keep this area in great condition. There is something for all ages to see and do. Highly recommend taking a walk on this street.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Endless number of little stores and shops for everything from local stuff, restaurants, jewellery and souvenirs. The street is narrow and traffic is slow moving. You can easily bounce back and forth across sides to get where you want.

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Manchester, Washington, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We definitely made time for Fortaleza street...the art galleries and shops that show local artisans work were wonderful. Also of course, you will find the typical tourists stuff for sale, but we stopped and looked at all the amazing art created by local artisans... wonderful.

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CARDIFF
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything you want to buy I guess you can find in this street. Visited here in Dec 2016 on a 1 day cruise stop. Bought what we wanted in this street.

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Chester-le-Street, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So many shops and so much fun on this street! Bars, restaurants and loads of very welcoming Puerto Ricans! Loved it!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We saw some higher end stores and a bunch of regular tourist souvenir stuff. It was ok to walk up and down and pick up a t-shirt. We didn't go into any of the higher end stores (similar ones as on the other Caribbean islands). Similar to Calle de San Francisco, just moving in the other direction.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fortaleza Street has great jewelry stores, outlets like Coach and Ralph Lauren and many eateries and drinking spots. It's also the street the Governor's Mansion is located at. This past December there was a free Christmas concert with Andy Montanez and others at Governor's Mansion and it was awesome. The grounds are lovely surrounded by El Morro Fort and ruins.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of Old San Juan's nicest streets, which is well maintained and full of amazing restaurants of all types.

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