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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.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Norzagaray St | Old San Juan, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
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We were told to expect to spend about an hour at the fort and we did. There are 6 levels to see. You enter the fort on the 3rd level. From there we went up and looked at the 5th and 6th level. There is...More
If you’re in the city this is a total tourist place but well worth the time for the views alone. You can see most the bay from here, and get an appreciation of what the original city and life here hundreds of years ago might...More
We took a taxi from the cruise ship to the "top of the hill" and worked our way down. Besides a breathtaking view of the ocean, the cemetery lurks below with so much history. Also not to be missed was Ponce de Leon's "White House"....More
Be prepared for the heat and bring plenty of water. There is not a lot of shade here at these two sites. Make sure to collect stamps at both places in the Historic Site. I was only able to collect stamps at the main site....More
We went to Castillo del Morro. It is a long up hill walk to get there, but very worth it. The admission is $7 per adult. Once you are in, you are free to walk around and look and read. Signs are in both Spanish...More
Keep n mind it is a bit hot and humid in summer months, but if you are fortunate to visit old San Juan. Make sure you see these historical sites such as this. I learned a lot In a short amount of time about Puerto...More
It is a beautiful fortress that contains a lot of history of a fort that protected the island from invasions of other nations. Impress the conservation of artifacts of the time. The beauty of nature is impressive. I highly recommend visiting it.
We visited this location twice: once to see the Morro and once to fly kites. The site itself is educational and interesting - perfect for young kids. Don't forget to fly a kite in front of the site... and pair it with a piragua from...More
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Yes, you can get down to the beach, but locals warn tourists not to go into the La Per Perla area of the beach - it is half way between the two forts that span the cost line. There really is no actual beach - just rocks and... More
Yes, you can get down to the beach, but locals warn tourists not to go into the La Per Perla area of the beach - it is half way between the two forts that span the cost line. There really is no actual beach - just rocks and a walk way outside the wall.
Definitely worth taking photos - there are some great opportunities from the fort itself of the water.