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  • San Juan's unusual blue-brick streets are a striking feature of the old town. width:626;;height:480
  • Roads, both paved and cobbled, are lined by colorful, gorgeously restored historic buildings. width:632;;height:480
  • ...such as this handsome yellow corner building. width:407;;height:480
  • Old San Juan lies on top of a tall peninsula jutting into the pounding Atlantic Sea. On the edges of town many dramatic panoramas can be viewed... width:640;;height:418
  • The high cliff-lined tip of the peninsula is crowned by sturdy El Morro Fort, which protected the city and port from numerous pirate attacks for more than two centuries. width:634;;height:480
  • From within San Cristobal Fort are stunning views out over the expansive fort grounds and nearby colonial buildings. width:632;;height:480
  • An interesting mix of stone fort walls, huge colonial buildings and modern skyscrapers dominate the horizon from San Cristobal width:635;;height:480
  • A wide pedestrian walkway now lines the dramatic base of El Morro Fort, so visitors can stroll around the fort's entire exterior. width:633;;height:480
  • Nearby is the equally dramatic San Cristobal Fort, which visitors can explore inside. width:629;;height:480
  • ...with its stunning colonaded golden stone hallways... width:363;;height:480
  • This panoramic view back towards the city is seen from the main entrance of El Morro. width:640;;height:425
  • Inside the city itself, many lovely plazas are lined by more stunning restored colonial architecture and cobble-stone or brick roads. width:635;;height:480
  • Old San Juan's narrow cross roads are surprisingly steep, recalling to mind San Francisco. width:364;;height:480
  • ...while the town's longer roads are flat, with blue-brick surfaces. width:347;;height:480
  • Many unique old buildings are scattered around Old San Juan. width:613;;height:480
  • ...and this modern building was designed to resemble the town's original colonial buildings. width:609;;height:480
  • Each historic building has its unique decorative elements and color scheme. width:635;;height:480
  • Another of Old San Juan's brick roads, this one in more common orange hues. width:640;;height:465
  • Other interesting & unusual details can be found scattered around Old San Juan, such as this wall full of pidgeon holes in a small park. width:629;;height:480
  • ...and this gorgeous wrought-iron street lamp. width:361;;height:480
  • From some vantage points in town, you can look out over vast San Juan Harbor, where you'll sometimes see passing sailboats. width:635;;height:480
  • The entrance to El Morro Walkway is commemorated with a sign and also looks out over the entrance to San Juan Bay. width:635;;height:480
  • One small poor neighborhood full of bright houses lines the steep hillside, right next to San Cristobal Fort. width:634;;height:480
  • ...a final panoramic view over the peninsula from the upper walls of San Cristobal Fort. width:638;;height:480
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