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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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History of San Juan National Historic Site-This area goes back to the Spaniards when they were in Puerto Rico.

This area was part of the U.S. Military for many years. It had a golf course and an Officers Club for the military. It also had a military hospital. At many times military... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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San Juan Metro Region, Puerto Rico

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San Juan Metro Region, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This area was part of the U.S. Military for many years. It had a golf course and an Officers Club for the military. It also had a military hospital. At many times military recruits were processed at the facility. Grounds also had facilities to house invited guests. Part of the facility is now is run by the U.S. National Forest... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

As a history buff this was a awesome experience. The fort was great to explore, the various signs giving you history and comments on day to day life were great. The shear thickness of the walls was overwhelming. Must see!

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Medina, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

we did not have time to see entire fortress. great pictures from the top. entire guided tour takes about 2 1/2 hours. on our next visit we plan to make time. park service personel were very courteous

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Fort Lee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

this is another place that you have to visit in San Juan. Guides there are really good and nice. you will have a lot fun and you will learn a lot about history.

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massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Explore and enjoy! We particularly like the tiny tunnel area. You need to ask for details so you can find them. We were lucky and got to go to the lowest level to look out. It is often closed. We spent a good 4 hours there.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I've toured old forts and castles all over the world... this one offers fantastic views, excellent information, and well preserved original construction. You can breeze through in less than an hour and get a good feel of the fort, or take your time, read all the displays, and learn lots of great history and lifestyle information in a few hours.... More 

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Margate, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

It's a beautiful Fort, full of history and amazing views. It's best to take a tour - if available- only because you learn more about the history, the different rooms, and how the soldiers and prisoners lived. It is wheel chair accessible but it's limited. Don't let that deter anyone. Be prepared to walk up steep hills to reach the... More 

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fort worth, texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

San Juan National Historic Site is part of the Old San Juan experience. A valuable look back into history. The free trolley ride is definitely the way to see everything.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

The view of the Atlantic Ocean from the old fort is awesome! You'll also enjoy seeing how Puerto Rico defended itself during historical times. You will also get a glimpse of the famous (or infamous) Perla colonial--a place you may want to see in the day time. By all means, it's worth your time.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

There are free busses that take you all over San Juan. They run every 15, 20 minutes. This is a very interesting place to visit. Also has a small museum. You should count at least an hour for the visit.

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

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