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“Ready Aim, It Won't Fire” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Fortin Conde de Mirasol Museum

Fortin Conde de Mirasol Museum
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Safety Harbor, Florida
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114 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Ready Aim, It Won't Fire”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2014

This is one of the most scenic hilltops on Vieques. The museum is nice, provides a decent history lesson and an informed staff. But if you're not into history, the views from the walls are awesome. You'll look down the barrels of the cannons poised to defend the island from invading pirates, or conquistadors.

Mike
Travel Thru My Eyes, Let's GO

Visited June 2014
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Houston, TX
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76 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“If only for the views”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2014

If you are into history, this is a must visit location. If you are not a history fan (and you don't care to be dragged through another dusty old fort), this is STILL a must see. The views from the fort are breathtaking. You will want to set your iPhone up for a panoramic shot!

Visited October 2013
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Oak Creek, Wisconsin
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33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Awesome views, nice history lesson”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2014

Not very ornate or fancy as far as Spanish Forts go, but great views, and a nice, brief lesson in history of Vieques. Nice artifacts/museum. Quick trip, worth the views alone

Visited April 2014
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Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great views & history of Vieques”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2014

The Fort is in Isabel Sigunda it has great views and is worth the visit. It tells the history of the island and has well done exhibitions.

Visited March 2014
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Great views, small fort”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2014

If you've been to many colonial forts, this is not spectacular, but it is important nonetheless. As the last fort built by the Spanish in the Americas, it represents the end of an empire. Based on that alone, I'd argue this is a "can't miss" attraction, despite the fact that the fort is tiny compared to Fortaleza Ozama and the forts of Old San Juan. That being said, if you want to know more about the fort, your best bet is research beforehand as you won't learn too much while there.

The views of Isabel Segunda (colloquially known as "town") and the Atlantic Ocean are beautiful. In addition, there are wild horses wandering the grounds.


If traveling from Esperanza, take a publico (van) for about $4 a person to the main square of Isabel II. From there, head to the east/northeast corner and begin walking up Calle Fuerte (Calle San Francisco turns into Calle Fuerte at the corner of the square). The road meanders downhill and then uphill through a neighborhood. Keep to the right at the first intersection. At the second, you'll see a big gravel road leading up to the fort. Voila! You have arrived. Donations are suggested. The walk is about 10-15 minutes on sidewalks.

To get back to Esperanza, pick up a publico on the north/northwest corner of the plaza. There is a tourist office there, so if no publicos are available, you can go in and someone will call one for you.

Visited February 2014
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