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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 #2 of 95 Attractions in San Juan
Type: Historic Sites, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, 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, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2012

I like old ancient places and El Morro is a cool trip back to those times.

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San Juan
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74 reviews 74 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2012

Not to miss as an impressive historic monument. Views of the bay and the castle provide a great chance for good photos.

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Quebradillas, Puerto Rico
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2012

This is a must visit place to go in San Juan, even if it's the only place you go. It's a spanish fort that was used by both the spaniards and the North American troops to protect the island. It's beautiful architecture, great history lesson and beautiful ocean views!

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Metairie, Louisiana
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48 reviews 48 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2012

Great place to learn and see some history. Nice walking around the grounds. The view of the city and ocean from here is spectacular !

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Clarks Summit
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78 reviews 78 reviews
15 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2012

How can you go to Old San Juan and not go to this place. Dripping in history. A lot of walking and very hot. Hey you can't sit on a coach all the time.

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Houston, Texas
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66 reviews 66 reviews
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2012

Beautiful views - very hot in the summer! Make sure you wear light clothes and your walking shoes! Gorgeous!

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Hutchinson, Kansas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2012

Beautiful setting! Great History Lesson! Our family really enjoyed the self guided tour of El Morro.

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San German, Puerto Rico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2012

he visitado el castillo del morro en varias ocaciones. cuando viene mi familia a visitar a puerto rico es uno de los lugares a las cuales los llevo a conocer

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Spring, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2012

The view is incredible! A must see if you visit Puerto Rico!!!

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Oneonta, AL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2012

The buildings were amazing and the views breathtaking. This was an excellent value.

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