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Free San Juan History Tour

Enjoy a tour of Puerto Rico's past with this Free San Juan History Tour. You'll follow in the footsteps of Indians, Spaniards and Americans. 

Free San Juan History Tour

We'll meet at 10 am in Plaza Colón, and when we're all there, we'll begin this free tour of San Juan, in which we'll explore the most historic face of the capital of Puerto Rico

The first stop on the tour will be the Paseo de la Princesa. Walking along this historic walk we'll talk about the origins of the city and the indigenous tribes of Puerto Rico. This way we'll arrive at Morro Castle, the symbol par excellence of the old San Juan. Who built it? Why is it known as the Three Kings' Castle?

We'll continue to tell the story of San Juan in the Raíces fountain, a perfect monument to talk about the arrival of Christopher Columbus to these lands and the racial roots of the Puerto Rican capital. We'll also visit the San Juan Gate, the Cathedral and the Mayor's Office building.

During the free tour of the historic San Juan, we'll also approach the flag of resistance, which will serve as a stage to narrate the arrival of the Spaniards to the island. To get a more complete picture of the city's past, we'll talk about Puerto Rico's Golden Age and its subsequent incorporation into the United States as a free associated state.  

Finally, we'll recall the terrible events that have hit San Juan in recent years, most notably the devastating Hurricane Maria.

We'll say goodbye and end the free tour of San Juan at 12 pm.

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Free tours do not have a fixed price, rather each person offers the guide the amount they consider appropriate, depending on their level of satisfaction.

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Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19. Show more

A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.

The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.

The temperature and wellness of all those taking part in the service will be monitored daily, excluding and maintaining in quarantine any who display fever or symptoms.

The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.

Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.

Alcoholic drinks are not available.

The temperature of all attendees will be taken, and admission will be denied to those with a temperature of more than 37 degrees Celsius (99 Fahrenheit).

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2 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english.


English speaking guide.

When to book?

You can book up until the previous day (8:00 pm) if there are still places available. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.


Wheelchair accessible. This must be indicated in the reservation.


All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more

No printing of documentation required.

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Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

  • Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?

    A - This activity requires a minimum of 4 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.

If you have any other questions please contact us.


Free cancellation

If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.

Meeting point

Plaza Colón.