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“El Morro- is fantastic”

San Juan National Historic Site
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$62.00*
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Walking Tour of Old San Juan
Ranked #6 of 203 things to do in San Juan
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed January 2, 2013

I throughly enjoy history- take the time to explore and learn the why behind the forts history and its sister fort. If you want- bring or buy a kite- beautiful fields to fly kites in .

1  Thank Shannon M
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Reviewed January 1, 2013

We had a very informative and willing tour guide who not only gave the commentary, she also was kind enough to take pictures of everyone as well.

While the castillo is very cool, our guide took us up into the lighthouse and onto the roof. The view was amazing. While the stairs were steep, and the inside was hot, the view from the top was outstanding. If you don't have a lot of time, skip Cristobal and choose here instead.

Thank Mer_Mer_37
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Reviewed January 1, 2013

For those cruisers who are leaving out of San Juan, you can see part of this from the port since it is on a hill on the other side of the island. This one attraction alone is worth coming into San Juan a day early before you cruise. El Morro is well preserved and very photogenic (if I can say that about stone walls). As others have commented it is long walks just to see part of El Morro. For us, the weather wasn't cooperating, but some pictures came out.

Thank John R
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Reviewed January 1, 2013

Was ok,Liked castle in Ponce better. Wasnt that much to see,Wanted to see it since I was in Puerto Rico before and never was there then.

1  Thank mariaelena50
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Reviewed January 1, 2013

When visiting San Juan, touring Old San Juan and seeing El Morro is a MUST DO. There is so much history in the fort. It is beautifully preserved and has a magnificent view.

We took the ranger guided tour. Do this if at all possible. The ranger shared a wealth of knowledge in a fun and engaging way.

Kudos to the National Park Service for a job well done.

Thank SailRick
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