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San Juan National Historic Site

Norzagaray St | Old San Juan, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
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Walking Tour of Old San Juan
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Constructed to defend the San Juan coastline during the 17th and 18th centuries, this dramatic fortress rises 140 feet above the sea on a rocky promontory, and is composed of six huge levels of ramps, barracks, dungeons, turrets, towers and tunnels.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Norzagaray St | Old San Juan, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
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Reviewed June 24, 2015

Very historical are, one can walk through it and feel the old Spanish feeling. A super place to take the family.

Thank andrespr54
Reviewed June 23, 2015

If you take the time and walk through and read all the posted boards, you will love the history of this island. I tells of tales from the original founders, to why the island was so popular, and you get to explore all the look...More

Thank TNaegle
Reviewed June 22, 2015 via mobile

We came to both Forts, walked between them and visited the cemetary. The history was interesting, the views were amazing, and we saw plenty and didn't spend a dime! :)

2  Thank Miranda S
Reviewed June 21, 2015

History and exploration and More! Easily worth the entry price. It is a National Historic sight operated by the US Park Service so normal fee and if you get a senior pass its the best deal around. The fort is a World Heritage Site and...More

2  Thank Jim R
Reviewed June 20, 2015

Waking along the streets of San Juan is a great place to visit. Loved the food! The people are somewhat friendly and great shops to visit.

1  Thank Drdeb271
Reviewed June 20, 2015

Would love to go on a ghost walk of this place if there is one. What a varied history and full of life. the views were wonderful.

1  Thank dgg123
Reviewed June 19, 2015

OH, this is the coolest place in Puerto Rico. So much to explore! Tunnels and everything. Make sure you see the graveyard next door and walk down the sidewalk in the "yard" and get some gelato or shaved ice on the corner.

3  Thank Evette A
Reviewed June 19, 2015

Youre going to need all day to visit. make sure you park int he parking garages to avoid a parking fine. there is so much to see, make sure you clear a day to see it all. You will do a lot of walking to...More

1  Thank Lilly L
Reviewed June 19, 2015 via mobile

Go to el morro and the castle next to it it's simply amazing and at el morro tons of people flying kites as well. My only recommendation is bring a few bottles of water with. You can buy water there but cheaper to bring your...More

1  Thank tonek325
Reviewed June 18, 2015

The fort in San Juan was a place of protection for the people in the city, but it is also a place of beauty, The view from the openings is phenomenal. the fort has been preserved or restored, so you can see what life was...More

1  Thank zanpride
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July 5, 2017|
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Response from michele44448 | Reviewed this property |
There was an excursion I believe but we walked it for free instead. We used phone internet for maps, etc.
April 17, 2017|
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Response from Sanj2561 | Reviewed this property |
yes, it's very convenient.
Karen W
March 23, 2017|
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Response from rachidatarik | Reviewed this property |
the best place is the old san juan. take a walk around it is worth the trip