San Juan audio tour: Talking Buildings of Old San Juan

Talking Buildings of Old San Juan

Walking Tour

60 mins

About the Tour

"Talking Buildings" is a first-person account of the historic buildings of Old San Juan. Created by the Saint John's School 6th grade Social Studies class of 2022, this audio walking tour will take you on a journey through time, from the 16th century to modern day.

If you'd like to donate to the San José Church, as mentioned in the route, please follow this link:

Tour Producer


Gabriella Garces

I'm a 6th grade Social Studies teacher who aspires to break my students out of their four walls and into the community. The idea is to have fun, and learn a thing or two along the way.

Major Landmarks

  • UNESCO sites include: El Castillo de San Cristobal

  • El Morro

  • La Fortaleza

Directions to Starting Point

Begin at Castillo de San Cristobal. There are two entrances; start at the bottom entrance near Plaza Colon.

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Places to stop along the way

Trapiche Gelato - gelato, ice-cream, dessert. Hand-made by locals.
Luca - boutique
Palmas - restaurant (typical Puerto Rican food)

Best time of day

The morning hours are cooler, and make for a more pleasurable walk. Avoid walking at midday, as the sun and heat are very strong.


Old San Juan is very safe. We recommend staying hydrated during your walk.


Awesome, creative, and beautiful way to learn and explore the city. Eat beyond what we expected!

Posted by Crews J , over 4 years ago

Thank you! We are so happy you enjoyed it!

Posted by Gabriella , over 4 years ago

Great overview of Old San Juan. It covered the best parts and most important sites along the way. Good quality audio.

Posted by David S , over 4 years ago
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Talking Buildings of Old San Juan