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El Arsenal

La Puntilla, San Juan, Puerto Rico
+1 787-724-0700
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The site where Spanish soldiers awaited their departure after the Spanish-American War in 1898, today this historic building presents changing exhibitions in its three galleries.
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  • Very good37%
  • Average0%
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7 Jan 2018
“Photo opportunity”
19 Mar 2016
“Always great to see”
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La Puntilla, San Juan, Puerto Rico
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+1 787-724-0700
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Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Each time I visit Puerto Rico this is where I end up taking the most pictures. Good views of the water from all around with lots of interesting architecture to photograph.

Thank skorvek
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Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

So much history here! The ancient forts, castle and arsenal protecting this original city. They're still in great shape and being restored when they can be.

Thank Bernardo F
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Reviewed 2 March 2016

An easy walk along the ocean taking you back through history. There are many spots to sit in the shade while taking in the awesome views!

1  Thank Kristy P
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Reviewed 28 September 2015 via mobile

So amazing that these forts and walls and other buildings have survived with such little care done for them. Just amazing and free to take in their beauty as you stroll through and around old San Juan.

1  Thank Bernardo F
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Reviewed 17 April 2014

I didn't realize I had walked along a TripAdvisor attraction. There are no guides there asking for money to tell you the history. There are many such undiscovered places in Old San Juan. Toss the map and let your feet and imagination take you on...More

6  Thank DeanMurphy2020
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Reviewed 15 August 2013

This was the last place in the Americas where the imperial Spanish flag flew. After the United States invaded Puerto Rico on 1898 and the Island was ceded to the US as part of the Treaty of Paris, thus ending the Spanish American War, the...More

11  Thank MiguelLVargas
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Reviewed 26 February 2013

The Arsenal is an historic place which deserves a visit. The San Juan Bay view is breathtaking. Have your camera ready for a ton of photos.

1  Thank Diana D
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