We will meet at Plaza Colon where our tour will start. From there, we will see 3 other spots. The White House (Casa Blanca). The house of Juan Ponce de Leon, the first governor of Puerto Rico, where we'll have a beautiful view of the rest of the island and the current Governor's house. I'll tell you about the discovery of the island, and the relationship with Spain. Then we will go to Felipe del Morro Castle, to know everything about the being a Puertorican during the 16th century, the war against the Americans and how Puerto Rico ended up being a U.S territory. After that we will stop at San Cristobal castle, where you will finally understand the importance of Puerto Rico in the geopolitical scene now and then. We'll have a pee break. The tour will end at the first stop (plaza colon) where we'll have an "empanadilla" (turnover) and a cold beer and say goodbye :)
Hello everyone. My name is Alvaro, I am a phd professor in History of Puerto Rico. I teach at the University of Puerto Rico and I also work as a tour guide. I love History and my country has such an amazing one ! I can't wait to tell you all about it. And don't worry, if you hated History in high school you are going to have a great time with me. You will enjoy this tour if you want to know more about our culture, the political status of Puerto Rico, our post hurricane Maria situation, what happened with the last protests etc. Come and ask me everything you always wanted to know about by beautiful island.
One empanadilla (turnover)
One Medalla (the local beer of Puerto Rico)
Entrance tickets to the White House and to the two forts (El Morro and San Cristobal)
Plaza Colon where our tour will start. This is the most famous place in Old San Juan. With the Statue of Columbus in the middle. Casa Blanca (the White House), The residence of first Governor of Puerto Rico. Felipe del Morro Castle, the biggest fort on the island San Cristobal Castle Plaza Colon to end the tour.
This is a walking tour. Please wear comfortable shoes. A hat and a bottle of water can be a good idea
Old San Juan with a fun PhD professor