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“Great fort!”

La Fortaleza - Palacio de Santa Catalina
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Walking Tour of Old San Juan
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Old San Juan Walking Tour
Ranked #49 of 203 things to do in San Juan
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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.
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!

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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

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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.

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Reviewed December 17, 2012

The guide at the Governor's Palace is terrific -- enthusiastic and extremely knowledgeable (there wasn't a question she couldn't answer). You don't actually go inside (it is, afterall, the governor's home and office) but stroll all around the grounds and enjoy the many vistas. And what you'll learn sets you up for your entire stay. PR has so much history that, with this intro, you can easily piece it all together as you explore other venues.

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Reviewed October 8, 2012

A cool place to visit, as you enter through one of the underground tunnels that soldiers used while it was in operation. There were many such tunnels, including one that actually led all the way to El Morro. There is a section about the history of San Juan that is duplicated in both places, but the one at this site is more complete.

Thank SpanishParrot
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