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“Awesome views, nice history lesson”

Fortin Conde de Mirasol Museum
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Reviewed 7 April 2014

Not very ornate or fancy as far as Spanish Forts go, but great views, and a nice, brief lesson in history of Vieques. Nice artifacts/museum. Quick trip, worth the views alone

Thank Kent W
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Reviewed 30 March 2014

The Fort is in Isabel Sigunda it has great views and is worth the visit. It tells the history of the island and has well done exhibitions.

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Reviewed 10 February 2014

If you've been to many colonial forts, this is not spectacular, but it is important nonetheless. As the last fort built by the Spanish in the Americas, it represents the end of an empire. Based on that alone, I'd argue this is a "can't miss" attraction, despite the fact that the fort is tiny compared to Fortaleza Ozama and the forts of Old San Juan. That being said, if you want to know more about the fort, your best bet is research beforehand as you won't learn too much while there.

The views of Isabel Segunda (colloquially known as "town") and the Atlantic Ocean are beautiful. In addition, there are wild horses wandering the grounds.


If traveling from Esperanza, take a publico (van) for about $4 a person to the main square of Isabel II. From there, head to the east/northeast corner and begin walking up Calle Fuerte (Calle San Francisco turns into Calle Fuerte at the corner of the square). The road meanders downhill and then uphill through a neighborhood. Keep to the right at the first intersection. At the second, you'll see a big gravel road leading up to the fort. Voila! You have arrived. Donations are suggested. The walk is about 10-15 minutes on sidewalks.

To get back to Esperanza, pick up a publico on the north/northwest corner of the plaza. There is a tourist office there, so if no publicos are available, you can go in and someone will call one for you.

Thank beauf773
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Reviewed 7 February 2014

I was surprised that there was a fort from the 1800 on the island that had been reconstructed in full detail. A learning experience.

Thank Anatole L
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Reviewed 22 January 2014

So the fort and museum are very nice, no complaints there. Plenty of artifacts to see and great views for pictures. The problem is the employees. They work for the ICP (Puertorrican Cultural Institute) and because they are far away from being controlled by the central offices, they do whatever they want time wise. The stated hours that the place is open don't correspond to the hours they are actually open. They might take a random hour to ALL go out, have lunch, and close the place completely, even if the sign states no mid day closing hours. When we brought up the sign with the hours stuck to the fort, the employee just went out and removed it blatantly telling us that he doesn't care. We complained to the mayor's office and to the ICP, but nothing ever gets changed. So in general, just go early or late and avoid going between 11AM-1PM since you never know if they're open.

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