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Review of San Juan National Historic Site

San Juan National Historic Site
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El Morro Jetski Tour
Ranked #2 of 195 things to do in San Juan
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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.
Stevensville, Maryland
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266 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“Awesome site”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2013

For $3 person, this was by far the best thing we did in San Juan. The views are breathtaking and each time you visit a new level, you see something you missed before. My favorite part was being able to see the cannons & also being able to go into the watch towers & have the same view that soldiers did so many years ago. I didn't think we would spend 4 hours at this site, but we did & probably could've spent longer if we didn't have a ship to catch. We walked back to the port with no problem, although there were plenty of taxis & the free tram was available. There was so much traffic, though, we beat many taxis to the port. I will definitely visit the forts again & will also see the castle next time we are in San Juan.

Visited November 2013
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Louisville, Colorado
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“cool fort!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2013

I loved visiting these historic fortifications. They're centuries old and actually seen action over the centuries. Lot's to see and explore. Very affordable admission.

Visited November 2013
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San Antonio, Texas
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“Historic treasure”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2013

My daughter and I visited el Morro near the beginning of our stay in Puerto Rico. The fee is only three dollars or so, and it is easy to spend several hours there. The views from the sixth level are incredible, and there are various areas to explore on all levels.
You don't need to be a history or architecture buff to enjoy this destination!

Visited November 2013
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“El Morro”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2013

Beautiful historic site. Well worth the visit for beauty, historical perspective and peaceful setting

Visited October 2013
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Savannah, Georgia
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“Worth the walk”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2013

This is by far, the most interesting sight to see in San Juan, the views from both forts are breath taking and it is easy to see why these forts are built exactly where they are for the tactical advantage. If you happen to take a bus or taxi into Old San Juan, I would suggest taking the free city tram to both forts. The cost of visiting both forts was a little bit more than the cost for just one, and you could visit the forts on different days with the same receipt.

Visited November 2013
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