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
Old San Juan
This is a 465-year-old neighborhood originally conceived as a military stronghold. Its 7-square-block area has evolved into a charming residential and commercial district. The streets here are paved with cobbles of adoquines, a blue stone cast from furnace slag; they were brought over a ballast on Spanish ships and time and moisture have lent them their characteristic color. The city includes more than 400 carefully restored 16th- and 17th-century Spanish colonial buildings. The Old San Juan attracts many tourists, who also enjoy the gambling casinos, fine beaches, and tropical climate. More tourists visit San Juan each year than any other spot in the Caribbean. A leisurely foot tour is advisable for those who really want to experience this bit of the Old World, especially given the narrow, steep streets and frequently heavy traffic. To really do justice to these wonderful old sites, you'll need two mornings or a full day.
Other Activities: The apartment, located less than one mile from San Juan National Historic Site, features uniquely decorated room. It offers an open living/dinning room, an indoor courtyard, laundry room with coin operated machines.
The spacious apartment provide full kitchen. We also have hairdryer and irons.
The apartment is on the corner off Calle San Sebastian and Calle San Justo.
Guests can attend candlelight concerts in El Morro Fortress that overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and take painting classes at La Liga De Arte near by.
The apartment is less than one mile from San Francisco Plaza and Morro Castle. It is 2 miles from Sixto Escobar Stadium and Luis Muñoz Rivera Park and 3 miles from Isla Grande Airport.
Golf: At the tail end of the long and tremendously fun Christmas season in Puerto Rico is one of the island's best events: the San Sebastián Festival. This gigantic street party has been a tradition since 1954 in Old San Juan, when a Father Madrazo launched the fair to help raise funds to restore parts of San Sebastián Street. The first street fair was highlighted by a parade of the Three Kings.
From those humble beginnings, the festival has grown exponentially and these draws hundreds of thousands of tourists and locals to the old city. It also attracts a small army of artisans, musicians, performers, food stalls and other vendors, making it one serious block party that has become a religious, cultural, and social event unlike any other in Puerto Rico, and definitely worth the visit. For more on the festival, including an itinerary of events, check out its official San Sebastián Festival web site.
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Cancellations with less than 30 days to arrival have not refund.
Cancellations with 30 days or more have a $75.00 cancellation fee.
Rate is for up to 4 people in the apartment, additional guest has a charge of $25.00 per person per night. Maximum occupancy is 5 people.
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