Discover the Beauty of Old San Juan with writer David Rodriguez, The Rise and Fall of the Great Barbate. From San Juan’s colonial Golden Age to the Gilded Age summer colony, discover the transformation of Ponce de Leon's city and people. Riots and rebellions, enemies and allies! Learn about Puerto Rico’s role in the revolution. See where scoundrels lived, pirates profited and criminals were punished. Find out why this colony was known as “Gold Island.” Explore the burial site of Ponce de Leon, Puerto Rico's founding father. Learn about the stone carvers, their art and the diverse people buried there who helped shape Ponce de Leon’s homeland.
Discover San Juan’s most photogenic places (one of the most photographed cities in the World) through the lens with this 2-hour tour, led by writer David Rodriguez in the old, historic part of San Juan. As you journey through the Historic District, you will walk along cobblestone paved streets beneath old Spanish-balconies and experience the “Old City” with her stately mansions, beautiful squares, romantic spots and abundance of colors.
Discover the burial site of Ponce de Leon, "The Fountain of Youth", the founding buildings of San Juan, the city walls from the 15th century, the beautiful San Juan Gate, the old city hall from 1524, the Christ Chapel, Pigeon's Park, the Princess Promenade, the Pirate Prison, scenic views of San Juan's Harbor, the guard tower and the "gold" cobblestones. This four hour walking tour will be led by a local guide.