Come and experience the real Old San Juan with me! Most people visit the Old City and easily fall into the tourist traps. I will make sure that you experience Old San Juan in a very different way. A cultural journey that begins at a local coffee bar that serves the best coffee in the city, and we will jump right-in to learn about the shape of the city and the origins of its shape and the magnificent ramparts around-it; how the city was built, the architectural and artistic components that give Old San Juan its charm, the purpose of its gorgeous courtyards and the architectural details that evidence the different faces and how culturally diverse Old San Juan really is. We probably end with a local snow cone to cool down or visiting a hidden terrace to see the city from above. It is not a history tour. Its meant to show you my personal faves intertwining architectural gems; great facades; art galleries and art schools as well as contemporary graffiti and design curiosities. Please let me know if you have a particular interest so I can work with your interests as well and combine them with mine to create a personalized visit to remember.
Visiting cities and learning from their architecture is my passion. Every visit is different: The light, the sounds, the temperature & the people are never the same - It is amazing to learn that the same place is never the same place!. I have been teaching architecture for about 36 years, here in Puerto Rico, in the USA & in Italy and have organized many travelling tours with students to Europe, North, Central and South America, so sightseeing is my thing. I am also a licensed architect and currently teach in the Graduate Program at School of Architecture of the University of Puerto Rico.
Old San Juan will be our workshop: In our visit we will criss-cross the oldest part of Old San Juan on foot to enjoy the social gathering in its streets and public squares; point-out to you the different architectural styles, the details of how the city and the buildings were built, the purpose and expressions of its balconies, contemplate the charming colors and explore the hidden courtyards and roof terraces.
21歳以上の方6名まで参加できます。 The walking tour will take 3 hours and Old San Juan is a hot and fairly steep city. Accesible tourism is one of my main personal interests. If you have any functional diversity, please let me know in advance, since I can design a…