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Paseo de la Princesa
Paseo de la Princesa

Paseo de la Princesa

Free admission
Old San Juan San Juan, Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 00901

The Basics

The Paseo de la Princesa stretches for about 980 feet (300 meters), ending at the magnificent Raíces Fountain. Along the way, local vendors and stalls offer refreshments and souvenirs. The Paseo de la Princesa is also a great starting point for tours of Old San Juan. Walking and Segway tours typically take in the highlights, such as El Morro, La Fortaleza, Plaza de Armas, or Castillo San Cristóbal. Popular add-ons to an Old San Juan tour include a boat ride, snorkel trip, salsa lesson, or a visit to the Bacardi Factory.

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Things to Know Before You Go

  • The Paseo de la Princesa is a must for first-time visitors to San Juan.

  • Don’t forget your camera to capture stunning vistas from the Paseo de la Princesa.

  • Wear comfortable shoes; the Paseo de la Princesa is best explored on foot.

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How to Get There

The Paseo de la Princesa is located on the south side of Old San Juan, near Plaza de Hostos. It’s a pleasant walk from just about anywhere in Old San Juan. Or take the free trolley that runs throughout Old San Juan and get off at stop 12, the start of Paseo de la Princesa.

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When to Get There

The Paseo de la Princesa can be visited at any time. Visit just before sunset and stay for the nighttime views. On weekends, there’s usually an artisan fair, along with live music and entertainment. Artisans and vendors also set up their wares along the Paseo de la Princesa when cruise ships are in town.

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Raíces Fountain

At the end of the Paseo de la Princesa is the beautiful Raíces Fountain. Designed by architect Miguel Carlo, it’s a collection of bronze statues honoring Puerto Rico’s mixed Taino/Amerindian, African, and Spanish heritage, represented as a ship being steered out to the ocean, with San Juan Bay serving as its backdrop.

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