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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
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Norzagaray St | Old San Juan, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
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+1 787-729-6777
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

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

Thank Staci B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

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

Thank marchY3442YY
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great view nice weather Hurricane didnt affect the structure it was built to last . People are friendly great restaurants and bars

Thank johnpatrickgrover
Reviewed 4 days ago

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

1  Thank sme2go
Reviewed 4 days ago

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

1  Thank Edie S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

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

Thank moondog1961
Reviewed 5 days ago

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

Thank kdenning03
Reviewed 6 days ago

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.

Thank carl0svazquez
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank zannatista
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great site to visit. The views were beautiful. It was interesting to see how the soldiers lived and worked. And the history of how it was built was interesting to learn.

Thank remediosmaries
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HayAnne28
8 July 2018|
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Response from Mike C | Reviewed this property |
Yes the trolleys 🚋 are running and are free.
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karyn2323
22 February 2018|
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Response from Aussietrip77 | Reviewed this property |
There is a parking garage very close by, literally 3 minutes away
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Arla H
30 December 2017|
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Response from sylvia641 | Reviewed this property |
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
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