San Juan — Founded in 1521, San Juan is the United States’ oldest city. At turns charming and gritty, the metropolis is the political and cultural capital of Puerto Rico. Historical Old San Juan and the sugary, resort-laden Condado and Isla Verde beachfronts woo visitors—moving away from the sand, urban sprawl and factories dominate.
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