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“Interesting walking” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Fortaleza - Palacio de Santa Catalina

La Fortaleza - Palacio de Santa Catalina
Calle Fortaleza, San Juan 00902-0082, Puerto Rico
787-721-7000
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Old San Juan Half-Day Sightseeing Tour
Ranked #67 of 199 things to do in San Juan
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Group tours/walking tour
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Owner description: Visitors can take guided tours through this World Heritage Site, a 40-room mansion completed in 1540 that was used to defend against foreign invaders.
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 535 helpful votes
“Interesting walking”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

Great walking around and looking at all the colours, buildings and architecture. Very interesting. Heaps of shops, small boutique hotels and restaurants. Very quaint and charming. Take time to explore all it has to offer without rushing.

Visited April 2013
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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41 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Impressive!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

I lived here for over 20 yrs before someone talked me into taking the tour, and boy was I surprized! The grounds, fountains, tapestries, elegantly appointed great room were truly impressive, and the tour was friendly and informative. Do it!

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Louisville, Kentucky
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great fort!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

We were there on MLK Day and it was free! The fort is truly amazing and what piece of history. Best part of our trip by far!

Visited January 2013
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Chesterfield, NJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Combine with the other Fort”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Go between the two forts and you will really get a feel for the historical significance of your location. The walk around the exterior of Old San Juan through the old city gates, and past the beautiful fountains. It is not to be missed

Visited December 2012
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Yonkers, New York
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“Nice little tour, beautiful views, gardens, dungeons!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

There was a 10 am tour in English. Because this is a government building where the PR Governor lives, we had to fill out paperwork, disclaimers, etc. Not a hassle but good to get there a few minutes early. The tour was about 30 minutes and very interesting and beautiful. During xmas week there was a light show on the Fortalenza facade every 20 minutes. Since its in the center of the touring and shopping areas it's easy to enjoy this bit of history while you're in San Juan Viejo.

Visited December 2012
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