Old San Juan Best Kept Secrets Tour

San Juan, Puerto Rico

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- We will be exploring the 500 year old walled city of Old San Juan, discovering secret corners and little-known spots full of charm and steeped in history, that remain unnoticed to the casual visitor. We will walk through Old San Juan’s blue cobblestoned streets, accompanied by a knowledgeable local architect, learning about how the city was built in this rocky island jutting out to the sea, observing the urban layout, constructive methods and architectural details of the Spanish colonial buildings and defensive structures. In this 2 hour stroll you'll experience historical architecture with an insider, not just as a tourist, since we will be visiting private residences, convents and places with limited access. You'll have a chance to peer into underground cisterns, wonder at frescoed chapels, climb rooftops to explore hidden towers, and basque in secluded Spanish patios.
Other things to note
Tour leaves SHARP at departure time. Please allow extra time to find parking and meeting location. Participants need to check in 10 m before tour starting time. If you are interested in tour dates not in the calendar, please inquire about availability.
- We will be exploring the 500 year old walled city of Old San Juan, discovering secret corners and little-known spots full of charm and steeped in history, that remain unnoticed to the casual visitor. We will walk through Old San Juan’s blue cobblestoned streets, accompanied by a knowledgeable local architect, learning about how the city was built in this rocky island jutting out to the sea, observing the urban layout, constructive methods an…

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Through my work as an architect, I've come to appreciate the fine classical tradition in many of Puerto Rico’s historic buildings, in the layout of its towns, and the clever design of its old homes. The quality and rich detail of our small island’s historic architecture, which spans across 500 years of history is impressive. Concerned by how little known our architectural heritage is to outside visitors and even to the locals, in 2011, I founded a nonprofit, volunteer-based institution focused on educating the public about Puerto Rico’s spectacular historical environment.
Through my work as an architect, I've come to appreciate the fine classical tradition in many of Puerto Rico’s historic buildings, in the layout of its towns, and the clever design of its old homes. The quality and rich detail of our small island’s historic architecture, which spans across 500 years of history is impressive. Concerned by how little known our architectural heritage is to outside visitors and even to the locals, in 2011, I founded a nonprofit, volunteer-based institution focused o…
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Malunga nombutho: Puerto Rico Historic Buildings Drawing Society



Puerto Rico Historic Building Drawings Society—PRHBDS—is a private Puerto Rico-based nonprofit organization founded in 2011, with the mission of educating the public about Puerto Rico's history and architectural heritage, and creating awareness of the need for its preservation. Our digital collection of 5000 documents, measured drawings, historic images, and maps are available free of charge.

Le yinto onokuyonwabela eyenza umahluko ekuhlaleni ibe i-100% yemali oyibhatalayo iya kwi- Puerto Rico Historic Buildings Drawing Society.

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We will be in historic Old San Juan, a walled city located in an islet in San Juan Bay, exploring 5 to 7 historic structures, including centuries old churches, private residences, and rooftops, among other best kept secrets of the oldest city under the American flag. You will go beyond the usual touristy experience, hand in hand with a local architect, experiencing the spectacular historic architecture of this world- heritage site.

Ifumene 4.97 kweziyi- 5 kwizimvo eziyi- 2 104.

Karla
2021 Septemba
He was friendly, professional, and extremely knowledgeable. We were able to learn a ton about how the buildings were made, when they were made, the underground tunnels and much more. The places we saw were stunning. I enjoyed learning the rich history behind Puerto Rico.
Crescent
2021 Septemba
This was a really nice tour! We saw so many beautiful areas and buildings in the city while learning a lot of interesting history as well. Andy is a great host! He is friendly, funny, and full of knowledge, and gave us time for some quick breaks from the heat during the tour. Well worth it, and glad this was the first activity we did in Old San Juan.
Janice
2021 Septemba
Such a wonderful, thought provoking tour of Old San Juan. We were in a small group of 3, so we were able to visit places that most groups would not be able to fit in. The perfect amount of the building’s historicity and the sociopolitical affairs of PR.
Abi
2021 Septemba
This was a cute little tour. Andy was so friendly and very knowledgeable. The group I was with asked a million questions so that slowed us down a bit and probably meant we had to speed past some of the sites but still a great experience. Would recommend.
Krista
2021 Septemba
Wow! Andy is full of knowledge and passion for San Juan. You will learn so much about the architecture of this 500 year old city. If you are considering this tour, just take it!
David
2021 Septemba
The trip was interesting and I chose this one to experience more hidden gems than the typical tourist experience. At first, it was extremely interesting. However, some parts did not seem as interesting or relevant. Overall, the guest was kind and relayed a level of expertise that is very difficult to find.

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  • Sep 19, Caw
    10:00 - 12:00
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  • Sep 20, Mvu
    10:00 - 12:00
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  • Sep 21, Bin
    10:00 - 12:00
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  • Sep 22, Tha
    10:00 - 12:00
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  • Sep 23, Sin
    13:30 - 15:30
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  • Sep 24, Hla
    10:00 - 12:00
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  • Sep 26, Caw
    13:30 - 15:30
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  • Sep 27, Mvu
    10:00 - 12:00
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We suggest guests bring Water, sturdy walking shoes, sunblock, hats, shades, an umbrella.