We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book In Advance
More Info
US$ 40.00*
and up
Old San Juan Walking Tour
More Info
US$ 103.69*
and up
Old San Juan Segway Tour
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
A bustling street full of shops and boutiques.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
Fortaleza St, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (546)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

11 - 20 of 468 reviews

Reviewed 15 May 2017

Shopping galore and many fine places to dine, Fortaleza Street is bustling w happiness! Old San Juan is a very happy place and this street takes you to the edge of it all... follow it all the way to the sea to enjoy the historic...More

1  Thank Echo T
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Every city has one.......the main shopping street where you can buy a dollar postcard or a ten thousand dollar ring---and everything in-between. That is Fortaleze Street. Architecture is nice to look at. There are several restaurants, coffee bars featuring Puerto RIcan coffee (delish) and several...More

1  Thank aliceann1
Reviewed 1 May 2017

I enjoyed shopping among the stores here. All were moderately priced and a lot of them had different souvenirs to take back home. It wasn't all the same stock which made it great to go into each store

1  Thank TeeSimmons
Reviewed 29 April 2017

Many shops on this street. Street is narrow and traffic heavy. Best to park in garage and walk. Highly recommend!

Thank Bob F
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Our hotel, hotel Milan, is on this street. It has a number of small hotels, many restaurants (some outstanding), many tourist shops and busy traffic during day and evening. No reason to visit it unless you like the action on a weekend evening.

1  Thank travelnice
Reviewed 17 April 2017

This is a great area for taking in the city and shopping.. There is lots of walking and some of it is uphill.

Thank Linda K
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Barranchina Restaurant is the home of the Pina Colada and this why one visits Fortaleza, in my opinion. They are many shops to explore on the street. The bars tend to be friendly and open air. Try rum drinks and then compare to the original....More

1  Thank plschilt
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Walk down Fortaleza to see all the variety of Old San Juan. Stop at Olé for a Panama hat, Get a piña colada at Barrachina's.

Thank sueandtom776
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Many boutiques to select among. uniques pieces along with normal souvenirs. Many of the storefronts are being re-occupied and painted in historically bright attractive colors. worth a couple of hours of easy walking

Thank F7757EZscottb
Reviewed 10 April 2017

A great place to shop and grab a bite to eat, even if not into shopping it's still a place to see just for the atmosphere.

Thank Neil S
Nearby Restaurants
Casa Cortes Chocobar
2,074 reviews
.08 km away
Cafe Manolin Old San Juan
869 reviews
.01 km away
La Guerita
61 reviews
.03 km away
Carli's Fine Bistro & Piano
227 reviews
.11 km away
Nearby Attractions
The Poet's Passage
289 reviews
.12 km away
Fundacion Casa Cortes
297 reviews
.08 km away
La Fortaleza - Palacio de Santa Catalina
168 reviews
.01 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Cathy O
2 June 2017|
Answer Show all 8 answers
Response from browncondo2102 | Reviewed this property |
If I'm not too late, I found the best deal for the money with great food and service was Tijuana's, at Calle Marina which is in Old San Juan along the water.
Whitney P
9 January 2015|
Answer Show all 8 answers
Response from stacicooperhoffmann | Reviewed this property |
I concur. Either take the free trolley into and around old san Juan or park near the Sheraton.