Established by Spanish colonists in 1521, the area boasts numerous impressive fortresses and cathedrals, and countless squares and parks dot the landscape, interwoven with the beautiful old structures.
Lunching at Rosa de Triana, nestled on the ground floor of a building constructed in 1533, we enjoyed the ambiance of the outside patio, while enjoying outstanding sangria, black bean soup, plantinos and a perfectly seasoned rice, shrimp and sausage tapa.
|Castillo San Felipe del Morro|
Free trolleys run around the old town, but our timing never seemed to coordinate with their route, so
|Mime in one of the many plazas|
|Castillo San Cristobal|
Concerns about the dire straits of the Puerto Rican economy came up in every conversation we had
Looking forward to our first stop, St. Thomas, as we board our cruise ship, the Carnival Liberty.
|Chapel in Old San Juan (1753)|
|Looking over toward 'new' San Juan|