This is the governor's house in PR. Is located in Old SJ close to Capilla del Cristo and el Morro. Places that can't be missed if you are visiting the island.
Great walking around and looking at all the colours, buildings and architecture. Very interesting. Heaps of shops, small boutique hotels and restaurants. Very quaint and charming. Take time to explore all it has to offer without rushing.
I lived here for over 20 yrs before someone talked me into taking the tour, and boy was I surprized! The grounds, fountains, tapestries, elegantly appointed great room were truly impressive, and the tour was friendly and informative. Do it!
We were there on MLK Day and it was free! The fort is truly amazing and what piece of history. Best part of our trip by far!
Go between the two forts and you will really get a feel for the historical significance of your location. The walk around the exterior of Old San Juan through the old city gates, and past the beautiful fountains. It is not to be missed
There was a 10 am tour in English. Because this is a government building where the PR Governor lives, we had to fill out paperwork, disclaimers, etc. Not a hassle but good to get there a few minutes early. The tour was about 30 minutes and very interesting and beautiful. During xmas week there was a light show on the... More
The guide at the Governor's Palace is terrific -- enthusiastic and extremely knowledgeable (there wasn't a question she couldn't answer). You don't actually go inside (it is, afterall, the governor's home and office) but stroll all around the grounds and enjoy the many vistas. And what you'll learn sets you up for your entire stay. PR has so much history... More
A cool place to visit, as you enter through one of the underground tunnels that soldiers used while it was in operation. There were many such tunnels, including one that actually led all the way to El Morro. There is a section about the history of San Juan that is duplicated in both places, but the one at this site... More
This was once an old fort that has gone through a lot of transitions over the centuries to become the home of the governor, but it retains all of the qualities and characteristics of each period of its history. From a dungeon to the towers, this is a uniquely beautiful and almost emotional place to visit.
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