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San Juan National Historic Site

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Address: Norzagaray St | Old San Juan, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
Phone Number:
787-729-6777
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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Constructed to defend the San Juan coastline during the 17th and 18th...

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.

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San Juan National Historic Site is not just one place but a combination of places. It consist of the old city gate, the old city wall, el Morro, Cristobal, etc. It is all part of... read more

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San Juan National Historic Site is not just one place but a combination of places. It consist of the old city gate, the old city wall, el Morro, Cristobal, etc. It is all part of the 500+ year history of San Juan. Find specific places you want to visit.

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Luquillo, Puerto Rico
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This fort will give you an idea how many countries around the world found Puerto Rico as a priority island

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Must be able bodied, as many steep steps to climb. Very intersting day out. Parking easy as a underground car park is situated near by.

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We toured the grounds and old fort for about 90minutes in a self-guided manner. Visit this site to start to understand the history of this island.

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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The fort itself is a wonder, but the views allow you to take in the entire area. It is also home to a couple of rare Puerto Rico parrots.

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Largo, Florida
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Bring plenty of film/memory you will take pretty great pictures all over ,walk to the fort ,don't worry they sell cold bottled water on gift shop and also all the way down the hill, great visit again , You will walk and it will be hot even if raining so bring short and short sleeves and sneakers

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Commack, New York
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absolutely fantastic site to see. We had a guided tour and learned much about the history. Very scenic, offering beautiful opportunities to take photo's. Much to see and learn there

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Clifton, New Jersey
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great to re visit El Morro, the view is breath taking, highly recommend this one. Very safe. Free entrance while we where there but I think they get 5.00 if you want to enter fort.

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Whitewater, Wisconsin
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As we walked our way the Historic Site we had great views of the ocean and could read information plaques on what we seeing and why the site was built. What a day we even flew kites in the park Well worth seeing.

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Amazing place, how can people build it without big machines! If visit San Juan, this place is a must see.

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