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San Juan National Historic Site

Address: Norzagaray St | Old San Juan, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
Phone Number: 787 729 6777
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Ranked #2 of 521 things to do in San Juan
Type: Historic sites, Historic walking areas, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Walking, City walk sightseeing, Group tours/walking tour
Fee: Yes
Owner description: Constructed to defend the San Juan coastline during the 17th and 18th...
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Type: Historic sites, Historic walking areas, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Walking, City walk sightseeing, Group tours/walking tour
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Constructed to defend the San Juan coastline during the 17th and 18th centuries, this dramatic fortress rises 140 feet above the sea on a rocky promontory, and is composed of six huge levels of ramps, barracks, dungeons, turrets, towers and tunnels.
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Richmond, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

This was a wide open field right by the fort where we had a great time flying a kite on Sunday and watching local families do the same. Kites were available through a street vendor by the field.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

breathtaking view, a lot of walking, hot, sunny make sure you take an umbrella & water. It's a must visit when your in P.R.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Very interesting to learn about the history. Lot of walking, but well worth it! Great tourist site for the whole family!

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New Rochelle,NY,USA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Unbelievable views and perfect combo of Spanish architecture and waterfront views A real treat! Go early or late( pre/post busses).,well worth it

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Ankara, Turkey
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

The grounds are well cared for. The view is awesome. A perfect place to walk around and enjoy being outside.

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Mississauga, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

An wonderful experience on the hills. The view was amazing, would recommend this to anyone visiting. Wished I had more time to see the country. Would definitely go back to visit.

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Northampton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

My wife and I were on a cruise on Quantum of the Seas and stopped in San Juan for one day. We disembarked the ship and were greeted by multiple taxi vans offering 2 hour tours of San Juan for $10. You may have to wait a few minutes to fill the taxi van. We participated and were pleasantly surprised... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

The National Historic Site is a tribute to our heritage. Not only are the forts beautiful but steeped in history. Plan on a few hours - or longer - to enjoy.

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Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

The longer you can spare in this area visiting the historic sites the better . Good views and plenty to see. Try to visit pre or post cruise trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

For "US History" this please is very cool!...you can run all around this place and go in tunnels. My kids loved it and it's very clean.

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