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Fort San Jeronimo

Calle Rosales | East of the Caribe Hilton, at the entrance to Condado Bay, San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Ranked #57 of 102 Attractions in San Juan
Type: Historic Sites
Description: This small military museum was a fort that was built in 1786, and attacked by the British eleven years later.
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Orlando, Florida
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255 reviews 255 reviews
182 attraction reviews
720 helpful votes 720 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

El Morro is at the northwestern tip of Old San Juan island. It's the large fort (castillo) with the gray lighthouse tower added years after Puerto Rico's independence from Spain (only to be gobbled up by the US). Fort San Jerónimo (FSJ) is at the northeastern end of Old San Juan, east of Castillo de San Cristobal and the Capitol... More

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Harpers Ferry, WV
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53 reviews 53 reviews
19 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

The National Park Service has done a fantastic job with Old San Juan's forts. Rich and ongoing standing history make this a must see.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

We drove 30 minutes to the location listed on Trip Advisor and ended up in the projects. I'm very disappointed in Trip Advisor for having incorrect information for tourists. Major thumbs down. Don't be fooled!!!

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18 reviews 18 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Low recommend. We did this as part of a driving tour and half of us fell asleep. During the walking tour we saw the entire fort in less than 30 min and then hit up a coffee shop with free wifi. that was the highlight. pros -somewhat interesting if your a history buff cons -nothing to see really -lots of... More

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Barrie, Canada
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Nice attraction full with history. Would highly recommend visiting the fort when in San Juan. Was here as a part of a cruise and am glad we visited.

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

It looks like the one in Cuba, awesome!!!!! I'm sure they resemble because cristobal colon came to these Island and built

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Atlanta, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

If you are a history buff you will love visiting the Fort. I'm not into history but I enjoyed learning about how the Spanish protected their country. Also, I'm from New Orleans and the food and building reminded me so much of the French quarters!

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Hampshire, UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

The fort is historically significant, but is very small compared to the major fortresses of "El Morro" & "San Cristobal", both of which are well worth a visit. However, it makes a very good photo, especially from the terrace of the neighbouring Hilton Caribe hotel.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

The fort appears to be under renovation and is inaccesible. You can get a pretty good look at it from the closed gate, and we didn't feel like we were missing much by not getting past the entrance, but it would have been nice to see it a little more closely. Maybe next time.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

I work across from the San Geronimo fort. It was abandoned since it was taken over by the Institute of Puerto Rican Culture some years ago. Now there is a restoration Project under way by the federal government.

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