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San Juan National Historic Site

Norzagaray St | Old San Juan, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
787 729 6777
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Ranked #1 of 105 attractions in San Juan
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Type: Historic Sites, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
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... more » 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. « less
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

A must see for everyone who visit Puerto Rico, see how forts where built in the past beautifull ocean view just breath taking.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

built by the spaniards conquerors..... it is a huge and unique place to enjoy part of history... it is fortress.....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Awesome historic site,lots of history,very well maintain. I've visited many historic site and this is the best one so far.Bring your camera awesome place

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

El Castillo San Felipe del Morro was designed to guard the entrance of the San Juan Bay and defend the Spanish colonial port city of San Juan from seaborne enemies. During your visit will enjoy its history written on the walls. Dont miss it ! Also visit El Castillo San Cristobal...

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Shoreview, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We love history, and found the forts fascinating. I loved that we could wander around at our leisure. This was one of the highlights of our Puerto Rico trip. Views were fantastic.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Buy a kite and fly it at El Morro. This is the place to remember those good all days. Take the historic tour of the park and visit el conventoHotel . Enter the Catholic Cathedral just sit in and just notice every detail and Enjoy it!!

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The oldest fort in the Americas, San Felipe del Morro, guarded the city of San Juan for hundreds of years. This is definitely a day trip at best. Wear comfortable shoes and clothes as you will be walking quite a bit and some parts have very steep ramps that may be trying for some folks. Remember to bring your sunblock... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Very interesting, nice place to tour while walking around old San Juan. The views from the top are beautiful. If you don't feel like walking all the way you can catch the free tram from downtown san jaun.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

The tour of the fort was cool - we did it on our own and learned a lot and had a good time. Had a great authentic Puerto Rican lunch in Old San Juan.

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Onyx
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

A short walk from anywhere is Old San Juan, this fortress is absolutely incredible! It took like 300 years to complete and the scale of it is immense. Definitely a must see!

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