Old San Juan, the main historic regal sector of San Juan, Puerto Rico, is one the oldest settlements in Puerto Rico. Old San Juan is a small as well as narrow but very charming island which is located at the north coast of Puerto Rico. North side of this very beautiful island is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean and to the south there is San Juan bay. The city is portrayed by its slim, blue cobblestone beautiful streets and smooth roofed brick and stone buildings dating back to the 16th and 17th century when Puerto Rico was among the part of the Spanish possession.
One can be amazed by the beauty of the San Juan, if anyone takes a walking tour through its road and streets. All the grids of the streets of the old San Juan is either north south or east west. Though there are many small grids of roads but you can walk through all of the without the chance of being lost. That means no matter how far you walk you can get back with no trouble at all to your initial point.
Old San Juan is one of the main spots for the neighboring and international tourists. It is pleasure for the Old San Juan tourists that a free tourist trolley always available to serve the city tourists. The most attractive site to the most San Juan tourists is the San Juan national historic site.
A number of defensive structures and distinguished forts are the part of this national historic site. Among this admirable forts the characteristic Fort San Felipe del Morro, Fort San Cristobel, and El Palacio de Santa Catalina, also well known as La Fortaleza, acted as the most important defenses of the settlement which was subjected to quite a few number of attacks.