La Calle de la Fortaleza is the main artery in the historic center of Old San Juan , Puerto Rico . At the beginning of this street is the so-called ” Fortaleza” or “Palacio de Santa Catalina ” and ends at Plaza Colón . It is a narrow street in which there are government offices, hotels, perfumeries, craft shops, jewelry stores and restaurants. Its continuation to the east is Avenida Juan Ponce de León .
It is well known, like the rest of the streets of the old city, because it has become an important tourist center, due to its historical and cultural importance for the city. In holidays and cultural activities it is pedestrian in all or almost all its extension