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Address: Norzagaray St | 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: City walk sightseeing, Walking, Group tours/walking tour
Description: Constructed to defend the San Juan coastline during the 17th and 18th...
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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Castillo San Felipe del Morro, an unforgettable experience

I do not know why Trip Advisor calls this attraction San Juan National Historic Site, which is a generic name, when its real name is Castillo San Felipe del Morro and it is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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San Juan, Puerto Rico

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

I do not know why Trip Advisor calls this attraction San Juan National Historic Site, which is a generic name, when its real name is Castillo San Felipe del Morro and it is generally known as El Morro to every one in Puerto Rico. So when you ask directions you MUST mention El Morro. It is a fortress built by... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

ENjoyed walking around but in bright light with a little infant have to be careful - no real protection or shade - but a great view and a must see when you are visiting OSJ

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I have been here previously. This would be my 3rd visit and it was still wonderful to see years later. Make sure to take your time and bring lots of water. Best to do this from the bottom up so you can take it all in. Wonderful picture opportunities here!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

History ! Old fort is a most ! Not only for kids, you will love it. Spanish old fortress it has a gift shop and the view is great.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

we loved the Old Army Forts it is a must see. Even my teenage kids loved it. The views were great and to imagine those men fighting there

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Farmville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The breeze from the top and the views were amazing. The condition of this site is unbelievable, the grounds were immaculate and the kites being flown were great fun to watch!

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Newark, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Not the same without all the history to show. But will always be proud of the history and where my parents and grandparents came from

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Kids and adults of all ages will enjoy this. It's rich in history and it even has a dungeon. Be careful not to slip though, it can get quite slippery

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This is a fort with a lot of history, you can see the old canyons and also the old big bullets, it will take you just 2 hours for go all around this place

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Your view from the site is great. You can see across the bay to Catano. This area is popular with both locals and tourists. Parking is hard to find so walking here is best. This area is the entrance to El morro which is worth a visit.

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