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Old San Juan

Listed under Historic Towns and Villages in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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One of the oldest European cities in the Western Hemisphere, Old San Juan features narrow streets, quaint buildings, and the 16th century forts of El Morro and San Cristobal built by the Spanish to defend San Juan Harbor. The former has shell fragments from the Spanish-American War imbedded in its walls, and the latter has a dungeon featuring the graffiti of 17th century prisoners (including a captain who made beautiful drawings of ships). The area has some great restaurants.

Written by  Mike Lyvers.

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