San Juan Apartment Rental Photos and Description
Studio Loft with Queen Size Bed, Full Size Futton and Twin Size bed sleeps 4-5
Recently renovated exclusive apartment in a colonial building located in the Historical District of Old San Juan. Only steps away from dozens of quaint specialty shops, exquisite restaurants, historical sites and with all the amenities of the new world.
Located at #59 Calle San Justo corner of Calle San Sebastian one of the best locations in Old San Juan.
There is a unique spirit at Old San Juan that seems to bring out the best of Puerto Rico. Many guest say they feel like they've come home. They can relax into just being themselves in a way that their lives don't always allow. Others comment on the exceptional people they meet and the rich, profound experiences they have. whether you come alone, with a friend or family member, or with a group, you'll find opportunities to be as social or as private as you choose. Being surrounded by this 500 year cobblestone old city is a unique experience that is available to the few fortunate enough to visit Old San Juan.
Old San Juan: Old San Juan has several plazas: Plaza de San José is a favorite meeting place for young and old alike. At its center stands the bronze statue of Ponce de León, made from a British cannons captured in during Sir Ralph Abercromby's attack 1797. The plaza is skirted by a number of historic buildings.
Abutting Plaza San José is the Plaza del Quinto Centenario (Quincentennial Square), opened in October 12, 1992. This plaza is the cornerstone of Puerto Rico's commemoration of the 500th anniversary of Columbus' discovery of the New World, has a sculpture which rises 12 meters (40 feet). The monumental totemic sculpture in black granite and ceramics symbolizes the earthen and clay roots of American history and is the work of Jaime Suarez, one of Puerto Rico's foremost artists.
Plaza de Armas (arms square) is Old San Juan's main square, on San José Street. Features four statues representing the four seasons; all are over 100 years old. It was carefully planned as the main city square.
El Morro: the word itself sounds powerful and this six-level fortress certainly is. Begun in 1540 and completed in 1589. San Felipe del Morro was named in honor of King Phillip II. Most of the walls in the fort today were added later, in a period of tremendous construction from the 1760's-1780's. Rising 140 feet above the sea, its 18-foot-thick wall proved a formidable defense. It fell only once, in 1598, to a land assault by the Earl of Cumberland's forces. The fort is a maze of tunnels, dungeons, barracks, outposts and ramps. El Morro is studded with small, circular sentry boxes called 'garitas' that have become a national symbol. The views of San Juan Bay from El Morro are spectacular. The area was designated a National Historic Site in February, 1949 with 74 total acres. It has the distinction of being the largest fortification in the Caribbean. In 1992, the fortress was restored to its historical form in honor of the 500th anniversary of the discovery of Puerto Rico by Christopher Columbus.
The Iglesia de San Jose: The Iglesia de San José (San José Church) began construction in 1523. Juan Ponce de León gave the land where the Church now stands. Originally called the Church and Monastery of Saint Thomas Aquinas, it was built by Dominican friars to serve as the monastery's church, it is the second oldest in the Western Hemisphere. The section erected in 1532, the Main Chapel or Sanctuary, is an excellent example of 16th century Spanish Gothic architecture. Ponce de León, was buried here for 300 years until his body was moved to the San Juan Cathedral in 1913. This was the family church of Ponce de León's descendants. Puerto Rican painter José Campeche, who contributed a great deal to the beautiful churches of his island, is buried here. Open Mon-Sat 8:30am - 4pm, Sun mass at 12:00pm; (787) 725-7501.
The Capilla del Cristo (Cristo Chapel) was built in the 16th century (1753). The stories surrounding the history of this small chapel conflict wildly except on one point: someone on horseback too
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- Low Allergen Environment
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- wheelchair inaccessible
Guestbook comments from the manager
Thanks for the very prompt return of our deposit. I enjoyed meeting you and we all had a wonderful time in the apartment. It was truly a great spot. The trolley was wonderful and most helpful in running back and forth to shopping , sightseeing etc. Also a great way to get back to apartment rather than walking up the hill!! My only advice is to let renters know that their is no TV or internet.
Maybe advise where the closest ones are available. I will certainly recommend you to anyone I know and also probably
be back sometime and stay on the beach. Regards Laurel