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Address: La Puntilla, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Phone Number: 787-724-0700
Description: The site where Spanish soldiers awaited their departure after the...
The site where Spanish soldiers awaited their departure after the Spanish-American War in 1898, today this historic building presents changing exhibitions in its three galleries.
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Old San Juan Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

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I didn't realize I had walked along a TripAdvisor attraction. There are no guides there asking for money to tell you the history. There are many such undiscovered places in Old... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2014
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Orlando, Florida
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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

I didn't realize I had walked along a TripAdvisor attraction. There are no guides there asking for money to tell you the history. There are many such undiscovered places in Old San Juan. Toss the map and let your feet and imagination take you on an adventure! Adjacent to this site is the Old Jail, three cells left undisturbed for... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

This was the last place in the Americas where the imperial Spanish flag flew. After the United States invaded Puerto Rico on 1898 and the Island was ceded to the US as part of the Treaty of Paris, thus ending the Spanish American War, the US military government allowed the remaining Spanish troops to remain in the Arsenal until they... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

The Arsenal is an historic place which deserves a visit. The San Juan Bay view is breathtaking. Have your camera ready for a ton of photos.

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