Located in the southern tip of Old San Juan, this stylish promenade hosted a former Spanish prison, which now houses the ... More
Paseo de la Princesa
Located in the southern tip of Old San Juan, this stylish promenade hosted a former Spanish prison, which now houses the Puerto Rico Tourism Company. It offers breathtaking views of the San Juan Bay and is bordered by a huge colonial wall. Several cultural activities are held here throughout the year. Walking the full promenade also offers views of Isla de Cabras, a beautiful small island located in the bay. The Paseo is the place for an afternoon 'Piragua', a traditional Puerto Rican sweet concoction made from ice and tropical fruit syrups.
The area is so beatifull and the people are so friendly. Ponce is one of the most beatifull cities I have seen in P.R. The downtown area is very nice to go shoping. The old Fire House in Ponce was founded by Don Felipe Salazar. It is a little hot but you can still enjoy your stay in Ponce.
I'm a puertorrican who lives in Orlando, FL and belive me one of the things that I miss more from PR is El Paseo de La Princesa. It was, is, and always will be, my favorite spot. Every person that goes to PR for the very first time, and ask me about my beautiful island, I ALWAYS send them there. If you're planning to go, belive me, don't miss this, you're going to love it.
The comment on 7/18/06 is just ridiculous. That person is completely exaggerated. Old San Juan is a safe place to go. I've been there 3 times and it has been excellent. There is a lot of police vigilance, and you can see people of all ages having fun over there without no problem. Obviously as a tourist you should know the area first, because like any other place in the world there are its good and bad places.
If you're looking for somewhere to take a nice quiet walk and see the sights, Paseo de la Princesa (The Princess' Walk) is perfect. It features beautiful fountains, as well as a wonderful view of San Juan Bay. If you follow it far enough, it will take you to the old gate of Viejo San Juan. It's a great place to wander in the afternoon or early evening, just taking in the sights. Not as austere as El Morro or San Cristobal, but definitely worth your time.
Its a relly nice place to go with your childrens there is alot of places for them to ride there bike or skates and is an enclosed, safe place to go with kids even thow its right there in the beach, there are also a dock were you can feed fish and just have a great time in family. And is a great place to be with your love one really romantic at night where you can go up the light house and you can see the ocean and the moon at night its really nice,I enjoyed it alot.
It is a great place to go for a family walk on a Sunday afternoon or any day of the week! Available parking is around the corner and you get to transport yourself in time as you walk through the beautiful path along the walls that used to defend the Old San Juan.
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