There is no shortage of historic sites in San Juan, Puerto Rico. And when you're a guest at Hotel El Convento, you'll be conveniently close to many of them. Discover a multitude of cool things to do when you pay a visit to Old San Juan. Puerto Rico's oldest settlement and a National Historic Landmark District, Old San Juan overflows with top-notch restaurants and quaint shops all located in beautifully designed classic buildings that have been around for centuries. Walk along the cobblestone streets and take in the unique hanging balconies and stunning views of the ocean.
Another notable historic spot to check out is the San Juan Gate and its incredibly large doors. A century ago, the gate was used to keep the city safe from intruders. Legend has it that the gate closed every night at the same time. Outside of the San Juan Gate is a path that you can walk along. If you time it correctly, you will be treated to a sunset you'll never forget. You'll also want to spend some quality time at La Fortaleza. Built in the early 1500s, the "Fortress" is where the Governor of Puerto Rico resides. Also known as Santa Catalina's Palace, the executive residence is both a World Heritage Site and San Juan Natural Historic Site. Uncover more San Juan, Puerto Rico historic sites at http://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/prvi/pr1.htm.