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Address: Calle Rosales | East of the Caribe Hilton, at the entrance to Condado Bay, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Phone Number: 787-724-5477
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Description: This small military museum was a fort that was built in 1786, and attacked...
This small military museum was a fort that was built in 1786, and attacked by the British eleven years later.
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Abandoned and beautiful

We couldn't really find a way in from behind the hotel so we jumped the wall. Huge sinkhole right in the main pathway. But once inside...beautiful. You can just feel the history... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2015
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Carmel, Indiana

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

My wife and I really enjoyed walking through this old fort area. It is very large. That being said, I felt like more could have been done from an educational standpoint to illustrate the highlights of certain areas, etc.

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Carmel, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We couldn't really find a way in from behind the hotel so we jumped the wall. Huge sinkhole right in the main pathway. But once inside...beautiful. You can just feel the history jumping out of the stones. The view is amazing- you can see all down the beach and up to Isla de San Juan and Parque de Sixto Escobar.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

I went on May 13, 2015 and the fort was closed. It is owned by the Hilton and can be hit or miss as to whether or not you can enter. It is virtually empty and only worth going if you want to visit every fort in San Juan. It does make for a nice photo however.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

10 year old son, loved it. Learning experience. Would advise everyone to take their kids, use as teaching tool, use imagination.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Fortress is a VERY nice view for the continent and open sea... The fort it self.. Nothing special... Empty... The cannons are not there anymore only very few examples very rotten... We have not many signs explaining the area... So at the end is more a sightseeing attraction than historical...

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

This fort, and the other one located close by, guarded the bay. I didn't realize all the history involved there, or that it was considered the gateway to the Caribbean. We really enjoyed all the information here at this national park. We also watched the movie and it was very interested.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

You can go there if you are staying at the Caribe Hilton or happen to be walking in the zone. If not, you can use your time on other beautiful attractions in San Juan...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

It was really gorgeous. It's worth to visit. I was having fun exploring the fort. It was not just walking around and taking pictures but you can also learn and get to see other points of views of Old San Juan.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Go here! Some history, amazing views-- inexpensive way to see the city from a cool perspective. The fee you pay to here gets you into another fort just ten minutes away with trolley available for transport during select hours

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Fort Worth, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 via mobile

At first I was thinking it wast going to nice.. But as I was in there it was very interesting an beautiful.. So many great views on all sides..

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