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Castillo San Felipe del Morro

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Reviewed 5 days ago

My kids didn't want to go and we made them anyways. They range from 6-13. They all loved it. They couldn't stop exploring all of the different areas. I wish we would have had a tour guide because they were genuinely interested in its history....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank CaribbeanQuean
Reviewed 5 days ago

did not have enough time to access all there is to see and hear would suggest not booking with an outside tour agent....go on your own and pay that way you have time to listen to the history of the fortress and can read and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very relaxed atmosphere, a wonderful popular park that you can look down at from the walls, and not much else. Truly lacks whatever magic San Cristobal has, and pales in comparison.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank josephhN8646LB
Reviewed 6 days ago

Don't miss this if you're in San Juan! Amazing views, such a history lesson. Well preserve pre-American treasure. we learned so much form our visit.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Shannon B
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was closed due to government shutdown but we still got to walk around the massive grounds. We hope to come back to see the inside and get the full history.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Castillo San Felipe del Morro is a fortress and is located on the north end of Puerto Rico. It is also located near the center of the Old San Juan neighborhood. It was built in the 16th Century by Spain to defend against attacks...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank rockyjoe
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting this multi-level fort was an amazing experience. It is an old fort that was built to keep invaders from trying to take over the island. As you enter the fortress, it is as though you are stepping back in time. The views of the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have my National Historic Site passport and try to carry it with me while traveling so that I can get my cancellation stamp and stickers after touring the site. I thought this was an awesome site to tour. Great views! Lots to look at!

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

During a photo tour of old San Juan with Spoontours our guide took us on a walk under the ramparts of the castle. Although I had been inside the castle before but only in the uppper parts. This was a great discovery and a different...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank AndresFortino
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Anyone with a true love of history should visit this fort in old San Juan. It took around 400 years to create what we see today, starting in the 1500s. A must see for anyone!

Date of experience: December 2018
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Piyush G
March 28, 2018|
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Response from opsboss2017 | Reviewed this property |
This is not my area of expertise but I know that all the skills you seek exist here. I found someone that might be a good starting point for assembling your crew. Let me know when you are here and perhaps we can meet. Look... More
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Piyush G
March 26, 2018|
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You really don’t need a guide or a translator. Old San Juan is small and can be walked completely without too much effort. Also there are buses that are free and will take you there. If you feel you do need a guide anda... More
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Tathiana S
Walking from cruise to Castillo San Felipe Del Morro through (3 Replies)
Hi! We will be in San Juan for 6 hours in our first cruise. I read about the Camino de La princesa that continues as Camino de Morro and also about the beautiful streets in Old San Juan. I would like to visit both on the same day. Would be possible to walk from the cruise ship to the Castillo through the Camino del Morro and then return to the ship trough Old San Juan? I found some articles that states there is no entrance point from Camino del Morro as it is a dead end and others say there...More
August 24, 2018|
Response fromBeach_Orquid|
If your cruise docks on the Pan American dock, you will need a taxi. Too far to walk with kids. Royal Caribbean and large cruise liners dock on this area. If you are on the other dock, usually Carnival cruises dock there, you can walk. Yes the Paseo de la Princesa is a dead end, because it is along shore line just bellow El Morro.
bonnie_ds
chicago, il
Itin with kids during thanksgiving week (4 Replies)
Hello, We are a family of 4 2 adults, 2 kids (ages 6 & 8). We will be taking our first trip to Puerto Rico this Thanksgiving and staying in a condo in Isla Verde. Based on lots of advice on trip advisor, I've put together the following itin. Any recommendations / changes would be great. In addition I have a question - Will anything be open on Thanksgiving. I'm reading lots of posts (albeit older ones) that say PR shuts down for Thanksgiving. Will restaurants be open? We don't need fancy...More
April 15, 2015|
Response fromlarry l|
I just got back and had a awesome time, so much to do close to San Juan, below are my comments….. I guess you will taxi out to Old San Juan and take tour-bus's> to El Yunque,Luquillo,Biobay???? Monday, November 23, 2015 Flight from Chicago to San Juan (Seats 28 ACDF) Grocery shop for water, breakfast and snacks Tuesday, November 24, 2015 Beach morning Old San Juan - Castillo San Felipe del Morro & Castillo San Cristobal - 9:00 am to 6:00 pm Lantern Light Tour of a...More
animateme
Mexico
Itinerary suggestion - 2PM to 10PM (6 Replies)
Hello, A group of us will be disembarking from a cruise for a day from 2PM to 11PM and I would greatly appreciate suggestions on what to do during these few hours. The ship arrives at 2PM but I assume that we might be on the ground closer to 3PM. We are definitely interested in seeing Castillo San Cristobal & Castillo San Felipe del Morro, but I see that these close at 6PM so I do not know if we will have enough time to visit both. If we wanted to go straight to these after...More
January 12, 2016|
Response fromparis7002|
"...which one should be visit first and what would be the suggested method of transportation?" Go to El Morro first, then San Cristobal if you have time. The method of transportation depends on which pier your ship docks at. There are 2 in San Juan. If it's Carnival, you can just cross the street. All others will require a taxi ride to Old San Juan. "Would the Free Trolley be a good option or will this take a long time to arrive?" It is a good option, however, it may not work for your...More