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A few of the sites to see in Old San Juan include:
Castillo de San Felipe del Morro (El Morro) - Construction of the castle and fortress was begun in 1533. This is the largest fortress in the Caribbean. It is full of tunnels, dungeons, barracks, outpost, ramps, and sentry posts.
El Palacio de Santa Catalina (La Fortaleza) was built in 1533 as a fortress. La Fortaleza proved to be too small and has since served as the Governor's Mansion. It is the the oldest Governor's Palace still in use in the Western Hemisphere.
Casa Blanca was built for and is the ancestral home of Juan Ponce de León and his family.
El Paseo de la Princesa is a picturesque boulevard that paralleles the ancient walls.
Plaza de Armas is Old San Juan's main square. It was the original training grounds for troops. This 16th-century plaza later became the city's principal social gathering place.
Capilla de Cristo is a charming tiny chapel with an exquisite silver altar that is visible through glass doors. It has it own interesting history.
Quincentennial Plaza was built to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Discovery of Puerto Rico.
Cuartel de Ballaja is a historic Spanish military barracks.
The Dominican Convent was built by monks of the Dominican Order in 1523 and is a beautiful example of colonial architecture.
San Jose Church is the second oldest church in the New World.
San Juan Gate is the oldest surviving gate of the San Juan wall and the city's first ceremonial entrance, used whenever high-ranking government or religious officials visited the island.
San Juan Cathedral is Gothic in style and one of only a few examples of authentic medieval architecture still standing in the New World. It is also the resting place of Juan Ponce de León.