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interesting park for the history it represents

the final battle of the Cuban-Spanish war was at this hill, and many of the original trenches and... read more

Reviewed June 16, 2019
Vallero
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Deep River, Canada
A little bit of history

San Juan Hill, putatively where Teddy Roosevelt led the Rough Riders to victory over the Spanish... read more

Reviewed April 13, 2019
luridone
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Takoma Park, Maryland
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Reviewed June 29, 2019

Looks just as I remembered it during my many visits there as a child. Good memories. Another must visit when in Santiago de Cuba.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Vistaalegrino
Reviewed June 16, 2019

the final battle of the Cuban-Spanish war was at this hill, and many of the original trenches and other fortifications have been preserved, It is free to enter and worth a visit if the 19th century history of Cuba is of interest to you.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Vallero
Reviewed April 13, 2019

San Juan Hill, putatively where Teddy Roosevelt led the Rough Riders to victory over the Spanish, is a pretty small hill. It's also NOT where TR led the RR, but an adjacent hill. Nevertheless, there are interesting monuments to U.S., Cuban, and Spanish troops, as...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank luridone
Reviewed March 17, 2019

San Juan Hill? If you love history and the Spanish-American War is of interest, you gotta go here. Teddy Roosevelt, Rough riders, etc. Dis is da place. :-}

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 4, 2019

This is an historic site but not scintillating. We learned that the Cubans see the war not just as the Spanish-American War but at the Spanish-Cuban-American war. Indeed it did involve Cuba. Sounds like some White House spin on the name we have called this...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank lindaavogel
Reviewed March 3, 2019 via mobile

San Juan Hill was made famous by President Teddy Roosevelt and the rough riders. If you imagined a large hill, forget this. The President obviously had good PR. Small monuments at the top to Spanish, Cuban, and American soldiers, which is very respectful. But not...More

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank RenoTahoeRobert
Reviewed March 2, 2019 via mobile

The San Juan Heights battlefield consisted of two hills: San Juan Hill and Kettle Hill to the north. Teddy Roosevelt and the Roughriders charged up Kettle Hill to take a Spanish fortress. Unfortunately, Kettle Hill has been developed and a large building now occupies it....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 515acej
Reviewed February 26, 2019

As a photographer, a history and nature lover this historical park located on a hill and surrounded by exuberant vegetation has always grabbed my attention. See the cannons dating of 1898 & used on the decisive battle of the Spanish-American war made me feel like...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank cubadreamvacation
Reviewed February 24, 2019

San Juan Hill really is a hill. The historical monuments from the Spanish-American war are at the top of the hill. It is a popular park that is quite well-maintained. There is a small amusement park adjacent to the site.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank TravelinMJ
Reviewed February 21, 2019

From this place you have a wonderful view of the city and the mountains surronded, good chance to relax enjoy a drink.

Date of experience: February 2019
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