Architecture in Old San Juan

Architecture in Old San Juan

Old San Juan Architecture

Last week, I shared photos from El Yunque National Forest from a recent trip to Puerto Rico. Back in the city, I spent quite a bit of time walking along the blue cobblestone, through the colorful historic Old San Juan architecture, the oldest settlement in Puerto Rico.

Colorful Old San Juan Architecture | Kelly Peloza Photo blog

While the area is concentrated with tourists, there are plenty of walkable, narrow streets to wander through. Stop and admire the vibrant façades and architectural details.

Colorful Old San Juan Architecture | Kelly Peloza Photo blog

Colorful Old San Juan Architecture | Kelly Peloza Photo blog

Colorful Old San Juan Architecture | Kelly Peloza Photo blog

Colorful Old San Juan Architecture | Kelly Peloza Photo blog

Colorful Old San Juan Architecture | Kelly Peloza Photo blog

While many of the buildings in Old San Juan are home to shops, restaurants, hotels, and museums, plenty are residential too.

Colorful Old San Juan Architecture by Kelly Peloza Photo, Chicago photographer

Colorful Old San Juan Architecture by Kelly Peloza Photo, Chicago photographer

Inside the Ballajá Barracks, old Spanish military barracks. The Ballajá is now home to the Museo de las Américas, music and dance schools, and Café Don Ruiz.

Colorful Old San Juan Architecture by Kelly Peloza Photo, Chicago photographer

Colorful Old San Juan Architecture by Kelly Peloza Photo, Chicago photographer

The grounds of El Castillo San Felipe del Morro:

El Morro, Colorful Old San Juan Architecture by Kelly Peloza Photo, Chicago photographer

El Morro, Colorful Old San Juan Architecture by Kelly Peloza Photo, Chicago photographer

View more photos from Puerto Rico in last week’s post from El Yunque. Or read my travelog over on my personal blog, Seitan Beats Your Meat.

-Kelly

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