14 free things to do in San Juan, Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico’s capital isn’t a cheap city, particularly when compared to neighboring islands, like the Dominican Republic or Jamaica, with an abundance of all-inclusive resorts and a generous exchange rate. There are free activities to be found, however, for those who know where to look.
Here are some of the best free things to do in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
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1. Tour the capitol
Founded more than 500 years ago, San Juan is the oldest city in America, and its capitol – located in Old San Juan – is listed on the US National Register of Historic Places, boasting impressive architecture and a lengthy history.
Planning tip: You can arrange a free tour of El Capitolio during the weekdays, in English or in Spanish. It is best to call in advance to ensure hours of operation and availability.
Murals from renowned street artists can be found throughout Santurce © Getty Images
2. Admire street art in Santurce
Santurce is a residential neighborhood that has turned into an outdoor art gallery in recent years, with renowned street artists painting larger-than-life pieces on the sides of buildings. Murals are located throughout the neighborhood, but for a good starting point, head to El Patio de Sole, a local restaurant on Calle Cerra.
Local tip: You can do a self-guided tour of…
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