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“fort near the cruise ship ports”

San Juan National Historic Site
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$62.00*
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Walking Tour of Old San Juan
Ranked #2 of 201 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.
Butler, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“fort near the cruise ship ports”
Reviewed June 24, 2014

Cool little trip if you are cruising into Puerto Rico, walking distance from the ports and some interesting sites along the way

Visited September 2013
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Eastvale, CA
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“Living world history”
Reviewed June 24, 2014

An amazing place to visit and explore knowing Christopher Columbus sailed and set foot here hundreds of years ago.

Visited June 2014
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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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“Nicely preserved and worth a look!”
Reviewed June 24, 2014

The admission may be $5 but it's well worth the price. I spent almost an hour there but what I saw was a real treat. The signs explaining each section was a worthy history lesson, with the artifacts on display adding to the value.

Visited June 2014
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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“A must see for history enthusiasts!”
Reviewed June 24, 2014

If you are interested in Puerto Rico's history and fortresses, you should definitely leave the beach, take a taxi, and explore the castles and fortresses. When the cruise ships docks in you can see this monolith on the cliffs looking over the ocean. The tour guides will give you a thorough history lesson about the purpose of these fortresses and it's pivotal role in winning the wars for King Phillip. Make sure you pack some water, and if you do not have any, they have stores where you can purchase some. The view on top is amazing. A definite thing to do if you are in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Visited March 2014
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“Summer 2014”
Reviewed June 23, 2014

Heavenly! I kicked backed and sat on the lawn and enjoyed the breeze. We toured the both Castillo Morro and Cristobal. We toured the tunnels, even though I'm a little claustrophobic.

Visited June 2014
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