Old San Juan Best Kept Secrets Tour

San Juan, Puerto Rico

Experiență organizată de Andy

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Ce vei face

- We will be exploring the 500 year old walled city of Old San Juan, discovering secret corners and little-known spots full of charm and steeped in history, that remain unnoticed to the casual visitor. We will walk through Old San Juan’s blue cobblestoned streets, accompanied by a knowledgeable local architect, learning about how the city was built in this rocky island jutting out to the sea, observing the urban layout, constructive methods and architectural details of the Spanish colonial buildings and defensive structures. In this 2 hour stroll you'll experience historical architecture with an insider, not just as a tourist, since we will be visiting private residences, convents and places with limited access. You'll have a chance to peer into underground cisterns, wonder at frescoed chapels, climb rooftops to explore hidden towers, and basque in secluded Spanish patios.
Other things to note
Tour leaves SHARP at departure time. Please allow extra time to find parking and meeting location. Participants need to check in 10 m before tour starting time. If you are interested in tour dates not in the calendar, please inquire about availability.
- We will be exploring the 500 year old walled city of Old San Juan, discovering secret corners and little-known spots full of charm and steeped in history, that remain unnoticed to the casual visitor. We will walk through Old San Juan’s blue cobblestoned streets, accompanied by a knowledgeable local architect, learning about how the city was built in this rocky island jutting out to the sea, observing the urban layout, constructive methods an…

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Through my work as an architect, I've come to appreciate the fine classical tradition in many of Puerto Rico’s historic buildings, in the layout of its towns, and the clever design of its old homes. The quality and rich detail of our small island’s historic architecture, which spans across 500 years of history is impressive. Concerned by how little known our architectural heritage is to outside visitors and even to the locals, in 2011, I founded a nonprofit, volunteer-based institution focused on educating the public about Puerto Rico’s spectacular historical environment.
Through my work as an architect, I've come to appreciate the fine classical tradition in many of Puerto Rico’s historic buildings, in the layout of its towns, and the clever design of its old homes. The quality and rich detail of our small island’s historic architecture, which spans across 500 years of history is impressive. Concerned by how little known our architectural heritage is to outside visitors and even to the locals, in 2011, I founded a nonprofit, volunteer-based institution focused o…
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Despre organizație: Puerto Rico Historic Buildings Drawing Society



Puerto Rico Historic Building Drawings Society—PRHBDS—is a private Puerto Rico-based nonprofit organization founded in 2011, with the mission of educating the public about Puerto Rico's history and architectural heritage, and creating awareness of the need for its preservation. Our digital collection of 5000 documents, measured drawings, historic images, and maps are available free of charge.

Aceasta este o experiență cu impact social, în care 100% din suma plătită de tine este donată către Puerto Rico Historic Buildings Drawing Society.

Unde vei fi

We will be in historic Old San Juan, a walled city located in an islet in San Juan Bay, exploring 5 to 7 historic structures, including centuries old churches, private residences, and rooftops, among other best kept secrets of the oldest city under the American flag. You will go beyond the usual touristy experience, hand in hand with a local architect, experiencing the spectacular historic architecture of this world- heritage site.

Evaluată la 4,97din 5 în 2.289 de recenzii.

Rachel
decembrie 2021
Andy’s love for his city made this experience even better than I could have dreamed. He is the absolute expert in his field. So knowledgeable! What a great time! If you’re doubting the experience just do it. So much fun… now we walk around the city and point out the things we learned!
Constance
decembrie 2021
Andy is very knowledgeable and did a great job of explaining the history of old San Juan and Puerto Rico. His love and passion for Puerto Rico was sincere.
Candiss
noiembrie 2021
Exceptional tour! Thank you Andy for such a rich experience. We learned so much about the architecture, history, and current cultural context of Old San Juan.
Sara
noiembrie 2021
I’ve been to old SanJuan four times and was looking to learn more. I now have a great appreciation and understanding for history, change, and cultural fusion. We now “see” this place through the story the places tell.
Taylor
noiembrie 2021
Andy has a true passion for his country and made my family and me feel extremely welcomed as guest citizens of Puerto Rico. I learned so much on the tour and gained a new perspective of viejo San Juan. Much more than a cruise ship destination. Tons of rich history! Pro tip is to bring some bug spray.
Beth
noiembrie 2021
We thoroughly enjoyed this history/culture tour with Andy. He is a walking encyclopedia of History Of Old San Juan and passionate about the historical preservation of the area. Andy engages with his participants, incorporating humor along the way. We learned so much about the architecture and went to some very unique locations. Loved this experience. Great value for the price.

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Politică de anulare

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Ce să aduci cu tine

We suggest guests bring Water, sturdy walking shoes, sunblock, hats, shades, an umbrella.