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“A silent witness to history”
Review of El Arsenal

El Arsenal
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Owner description: The site where Spanish soldiers awaited their departure after the Spanish-American War in 1898, today this historic building presents changing exhibitions in its three galleries.
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Level 6 Contributor
105 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“A silent witness to history”
Reviewed August 15, 2013

This was the last place in the Americas where the imperial Spanish flag flew. After the United States invaded Puerto Rico on 1898 and the Island was ceded to the US as part of the Treaty of Paris, thus ending the Spanish American War, the US military government allowed the remaining Spanish troops to remain in the Arsenal until they could be transported out of the Island. During this time, the Spanish flag flew above the Arsenal and thus this was the last piece of the Spanish Empire in the Americas.

Visited August 2013
10 Thank MiguelLVargas
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed February 26, 2013

The Arsenal is an historic place which deserves a visit. The San Juan Bay view is breathtaking. Have your camera ready for a ton of photos.

Visited December 2012
1 Thank Diana D
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