La Fortaleza, JCD
The stores nestled inside Old San Juan offer a unique shopping experience. Most of the shops are concentrated along Cristo, Fortaleza and San Fransisco streets. You will find exclusive jewelers, boutiques, brand name factory outlet stores and galleries as well as souvenir, bargain and T-shirt shops. We suggest you start at the top of Cristo Street and then weave your way south and east through this historic area.
The beautiful Cristo Street has both local shops and international brands including: Mi Pequeño San Juan, mementos; Spicy Caribbee, cooking; Coach, leather; Dooney & Burke, leather; Galería Fósil Arte, sculpture; Club Jibarito/ Hellenis, jewelry; Polo Ralph Lauren, factory outlet ; Boveda, fine jewelry and artisans, see their ad in the Marketplace; Reebok, factory outlet; Galería Botello, renowned Puerto Rican sculpture; and Guess, factory outlet.
The shopping district continues on to Fortaleza Street with: Tropical Paradise, mementos; Galería Olé, antiquities and made to order Panama hats, see their ad in the Marketplace ; Barrachina, jewelry; Cronopios, books; Puerto Rican Arts & Crafts, local artisans and products; The Bookstore at Plaza de Armas, books and CDs ; Moon Dance, cultural artifacts ; and Joyería Riviera, exclusive jewelry.
Walking back up San Justo Street to San Francisco Street brings you to Punta Pie, Italian footwear; El Corazón Encantando, beaded jewelery; Vintage Shop, collectibles including LPs; Moondance, international gifts; and Jah Rastafarí, reggae CDs.
End your shopping spree at one of the local cafés on Plaza Colón. Depending on your wallet, time and inclinations, this shopping tour can take you 20-minutes or 2 days.