Bricks and Colors

When:   Varies - Check calendar
Schedule:   10AM - Altantic time
Meet:   Plaza de Armas fountain

Price:  $25pp

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This tour is about...

Building a Colonial City

Building a Colonial City


Since 2000 travelers have enjoyed how our tour guides told, in storytelling fashion, the history behind the cobblestones, balconies, colors and the preservation codes that have kept the historical homes, a unique burial site, the wall and San Juan Gate in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, available to be appreciated by the World.

"Get to know how and why Old San Juan, Puerto Rico is the best preserved 16th century Spanish Colonial City in the Western Hemisphere during a one hour easy walking architectural tour".

Debbie Molina Ramos, Tour Designer and Tour Guide

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This tour is about...

...building a colonial city.

Explore the architecture inside historical buildings, streets and Spanish patios in scenic Old San Juan during a one hour easy morning walk.

The "Bricks and Colors" guided architectural walking tour includes visiting, city hall, the Department of State, the San Juan Cathedral, formal jails and founding site of second oldest city in the Western Hemisphere.

See images of Old San Juan before it became a tourist destination. Hear how the military lifestyle shaped one of the oldest city in The Americas.

The route and presentation was designed to service:

»  cruise ship passengers with limited hours at the San Juan port.
»  a short tour with lots of meaningful sites and information.
»  parents with children whom are not interested in history.
»  travelers with walking limitations.
»  be wheelchair and stroller friendly.
»  travelers with low tolerance to heat.

Our story-telling tour guides have been narrating historical facts inside colonial buildings and streets since 2000 in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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Description & pictures...

story-telling tour guide

Story-telling tour guides

Meet your story-telling tour guide at Plaza de Armas fountain. Your tour guide specializes in Old San Juan and will show you how and why the civilians and military used the architecture to survive in the town inside the Fortress City of Puerto Rico.

San Juan Port morning tours

Cruise ship passengers

You asked. We delivered. An one hour architecture morning walking tour presented with a fun story telling style. Lots of meaningful information, so you can enjoy your few hours at the San Juan port.

book now»  $25pp
World Heritage Site

Preservation codes

What materials are used during restauration, so the World can enjoy the historical sites?

historical stairs.

The story behind the stairs

An interactive tour that will show you the stairs unique stories.

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San Juan family tours

This tour is ideal for families of all ages. Parents loves the history, the chidren the colors and everyone will enjoy the stories.

Debbie Molina Ramos,
Tour Designer and Tour Guide

Cobblestones

The story behind the 18th and 21th century cobblestones.

cobblestone streets Old San Juan.
Wheelchair accesible

Wheelchair and stroller friendly

The route is flat; however, it could be fun occasionally ride on the bumpy cobblestones.

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Historical Spanish patios

Explore Spanish patios

How was the Spanish patios used?

Juan Ponce de Leion burial site

Famous burial site

Historical facts of Juan Ponce de Leon burial site during this one hour morning walking tour.

Rain or shine...

Available Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10AM to 11AM.

Say "Hi!" the tour guide holding a "Legends Walking Tours" sign or Ipad: at Plaza de Armas fountain next to San Francisco Street.

San Juan weather.
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Logistics

Booking

  1. No charge for children age 6 and younger.
  2. Booking confirmation will be received at time of booking. Check all folders at your e-mail account. We accept paper voucher or the e-mail using your smartphone.
  3. The currency use for our transactions is the United States dollar.
  4. Weather: Tour takes place rain or shine.
  5. We refund when we cancel; however, do read the details for our no refund policy.

Tour

  • Language: English
  • Does not include: Transportation.
  • Group size: Minimum numbers apply.
  • Physical level: medium-low - 1 mile easy walk on uneven surfaces, flat and steps.
  • Wear comfortable shoes. Bring water.
book now»  $25pp

Logistics

Booking

  1. No charge for children age 6 and younger.
  2. Booking confirmation will be received at time of booking. Check all folders at your e-mail account. We accept paper voucher or the e-mail using your smartphone.
  3. The currency use for our transactions is the United States dollar.
  4. Weather: Tour takes place rain or shine.
  5. We refund when we cancel; however, do read the details for our no refund policy.

Tour

  • Language: English
  • Does not include: Transportation.
  • Group size: Minimum numbers apply.
  • Physical level: medium-low - 1 mile easy walk on uneven surfaces, flat and steps.
  • Wear comfortable shoes. Bring water.
book now»  $25pp


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Frequent asked questions for this tour

Our 24 hours online booking calendar have the the available dates only.

Yes. However unforseen events such as construction, private or public activies, traffic congestion, site employee not available to open a door or ramp. The tour guide will try to substitute the site or provide the information where is safe and permitted.

Yes we do. Please read the booking confirmation. In addition, a google map with the meeting location and pictures are posted on this page. Plan to be at least 5 minutes before the tour's starting time. No refund for late arrivals.
NO. This is an architectural tour at the town where the civilians and military lived.
Yes. Please call 787-605-9060 for the logistics and rate. Click Contact on the menu and write your group's information and request a quotation in writting.
  • 20% of the tour rate.
  • Tips are tax exempt.
  • On behalf of our tour guides, thank you for asking.
  • General Frequent Asked Questions
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    Meeting location

    Plaza de Armas fountain across from City Hall on San Francisco Street. Tour begins at 10AM.

    The tour's story thru pictures...

    story-telling tour guide

    Story-telling tour guides

    Meet your story-telling tour guide at Plaza de Armas fountain. Your tour guide specializes in Old San Juan and will show you how and why the civilians and military used the architecture to survive in the town inside the Fortress City of Puerto Rico.

    San Juan Port morning tours

    Cruise ship passengers

    You asked. We delivered. An one hour architecture morning walking tour presented with a fun story telling style. Lots of meaningful information, so you can enjoy your few hours at the San Juan port.

    book now»  $25pp
    World Heritage Site

    Preservation codes

    What materials are used during restauration, so the World can enjoy the historical sites?

    historical stairs.

    The story behind the stairs

    An interactive tour that will show you the stairs unique stories.

    book now»  $25pp
    San Juan family tours

    This tour is ideal for families of all ages. Parents loves the history, the chidren the colors and everyone will enjoy the stories.

    Debbie Molina Ramos,
    Tour Designer and Tour Guide

    Cobblestones

    The story behind the 18th and 21st century cobblestones.

    Cobblestone streets Old San Juan.
    Wheelchair accesible

    Wheelchair and stroller friendly

    The route is flat; however, it could be fun occasionally riding on the bumpy cobblestones.

    book now»  $25pp
    Historical Spanish patios

    Explore Spanish patios

    How was the Spanish patios used?

    famous and infamous sites

    Famous burial site

    Historical facts of Juan Ponce de Leon burial site during this one hour morning walking tour.

    Rain or shine...

    Available Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10AM to 11AM.

    Say "Hi!" to the tour guide holding a "Legends Walking Tours" sign or Ipad: at Plaza de Armas fountain next to San Francisco Street.

    San Juan weather.
    book now»  $25pp
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