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Paseo de la Princesa

Listed under Squares, Streets & Urban Spaces in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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The very scenic route between the port and the old city gates, this colonial looking street is the perfect place for a stroll in the Caribbean afternoon sunshine between the fountains, palms, statues, flowers and cafes in which people are taking their midday glass of Piragua (shaved ice and tropical fruit syrup). The only dark spot on the route is only a historic dark spot – the Isla de Cabras, an old Spanish prison which, though its walls are imposing, looks colonially charming, rather than daunting, in the bright sunlight – and its actually now the headquarters of the Puerto Rican tourist office.

One of the route's other landmarks is the Roots Fountain, populated by bronze statues of the city’s founders, and romancing couples or people having a good night out depending on the time of afternoon/ evening you’re taking your stroll.

On a good day you’ll be treated to a free musical performance of some sort, on a bad day you’ll have to make do with street hawkers selling fragrant snacks, people playing dominos, street entertainers and a charming atmosphere.

Written by  World Reviewer Staff.

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