Talking Buildings of Old San Juan

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    19 May 2016
    Clock 80min      Length2mi
    36 ratings

    Tourdescription About the audio 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:

    Majorlandmarks Major Landmarks

    UNESCO sites include: El Castillo de San Cristobal, El Morro, La Fortaleza

    Startingpoint Directions to starting point

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

    Tips Tips

    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.


    Plus Write a comment


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

    Posted by Crews J , almost 3 years ago
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    Thank you! We are so happy you enjoyed it!

    Gabriella Route Creator , almost 3 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 , about 3 years ago