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Address: Calle Norzagaray | Old San Juan, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
Phone Number: 787-729-6777
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: This massive 27-acre series of fortifications is the largest the Spanish...
This massive 27-acre series of fortifications is the largest the Spanish built in the New World.
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Tunnel lantern tour 6-7 pm was great!

Tuesday night after the park closes, sign up for the lantern tour. A park ranger takes you on a guided tour for an hour telling stories answering questions and providing history... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Valrico, Florida
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Valrico, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

Tuesday night after the park closes, sign up for the lantern tour. A park ranger takes you on a guided tour for an hour telling stories answering questions and providing history. We loved it!

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Etters, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We have visited here multiple times when on the island. Great place to explore with kids and lots of rich history to learn about.

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Norfolk, VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed the tour, but it was alot of walking! The tunnels were very hot! When you get to the top, the views are magnificent! There is no guide, they just give you a map and you're one your own. Would love to have had a guide!

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Palm Bay, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Very well detailed information plaques which explain the history. The views are really stunning and area provides many photo opts.

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Chandler, Arizona
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We spent a few hours with a private tour guide here. He really brought this place to life. A good place to bring kids too. It cost around $5/person or so to get in. Some fantastic views of the Ocean and San Juan too. We had an umbrella stroller here and managed fine... although a bumpy ride for the baby.... More 

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Utah, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Take some time to visit this locale and enjoy what it has to offer. You dont need to spend a day here, but some time to appreciate it and simply enjoy the surroundings is well worth it.

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Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The tunnel tour is interesting especially the historic graffiti in one of the prison cells. The outer works gives you an idea as to why this Spanish fort was never taken.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Use Senior Pass and very enjoyable. We liked the self tour and trolley between properties. Great view from the top and would highly recommend when in Old San Juan. You can take trolley to Old San Juan to walk around for lunch.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Based on my experience many years ago I had the opportunity to explore many of the underground tunnels which originally connected to different areas in old San Juan. As the years went by access to the tunnels was restricted due safety concerns and the age of the construction. The experiences I had while exploring the tunnels was totally incredible. Imagine... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Interesting place to walk around at your own pace. There are placards all around describing the exhibits and the attached history. The views from the top are amazing! Be prepared to walk!

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Address: Address: Calle Norzagaray | Old San Juan, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
Phone Number: 787-729-6777
Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan

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