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Visitors can take guided tours through this World Heritage Site, a 40-room mansion completed in 1540 that was used to defend against foreign invaders.
Calle Fortaleza, San Juan 00902-0082, Puerto Rico
+1 787-721-7000
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We stayed in Old San Juan prior to our cruise on Dec. 1st and we loved walking on Fortaleza Street to see the beautiful Christmas decorations at La Fortaleza. There are many shops and restaurants and a view of the cruise ports and then to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sueme3
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although still November the Palace was decorated for Christmas and we thoroughly enjoyed the view. We had been enjoying the Umbrellas (see Fortaleza Street review).

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ruthandvern
Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

We lucked into a visit to the Governor’s home and Paseo de Sombrillas. We arrived to the end of Calle Fortaleza before most other tourists and were able to enjoy the view uncluttered!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kandice S
Reviewed 19 August 2018

You can only see a small part of the governor's mansion, but it is really interesting and well worth doing while in the old city. The tour is free, and you sign up for it a few doors to the left of the main entrance...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Brian R
Reviewed 23 July 2018

La Fortaleza is a hidden jewel in San Juan. We took the last English tour slot and we were the only ones. Johana, tour guide, gave us a very informative tour around the compound. I would strongly recommend it. Avoid the morning slot when cruise...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank kevindkim
Reviewed 14 July 2018

Luckily enough I was able to visit the Fortaleza with a small group that included the architect in charge of the remodelation. He gave us a tour and it was excellent.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Eileen1117
Reviewed 6 July 2018

One of the most important point to notice is that the building housing the Governor has a different color than the attached Church, an indication of the separation of the church and state which wasn't the case during the Spanish rule.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Abdullah B
Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

This tour is excellent and informative. You aren’t allowed to take photos inside but if you leave an email they will send you photos of the tour. It’s as though you stepped back in time. The attached picture is of our group at the entrance...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Sara V
Reviewed 24 March 2018

La Fortaleza is where the Governor lives with his family and it is the site where the colonial power in Puerto Rico manifests itself. It is a beautiful historic building witn striking views of the entrance to Old San Juan, the sea and Catano. It...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Héctor F
Reviewed 11 March 2018

We called to ask about tours and picked an English speaking one. The tours are free and it's on a first come basis. Going in the middle of the week was good as there were only seven people. After surrendering our cell phones we were...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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18 May 2017|
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Response from Gina48220 | Reviewed this property |
We just went to the office and asked when was the next scheduled tour and then we showed up at the scheduled time. If you are facing the mansion, the office is on the left hand side of the street and it's a few buildings... More
11 July 2016|
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63 Calle Fortaleza, San Juan, 00901, Puerto Rico