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San Juan National Historic Site: Tours & Tickets

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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.
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Norzagaray St | Old San Juan, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
+1 787-729-6777
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We had a great day at the fort. The kids loved running around looking at all the chambers and cool areas. It took most of the day to see it all, we were spent by the end of the day. If you are into history...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank GetOutsideAdventures
Reviewed yesterday

This old fortress is massive! The construction is inspiring. Touring the grounds and different levels were dizzying. Bring water because it is very hot in there. The views were so incredible you have to see for yourself

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Casey D
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

El morro is Beautiful and filled with history. It’s huge inside and filled with steps and ramps. Wear comfortable shoes. It’s worth the trip.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank ggiello
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great place to see if you don’t mind walking up and down ramps and steps. The views are incredible and worth the walk. The fort was so strategically located on high ground. Amazing the amount of material and work it took. Well...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank theandrewsnation
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my 3rd trip to this site & by far the best as we took the time to see much more than on previous trips. Incredible History here. A must see.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Mike M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to walk around and check out. I felt the park service could do a better job of doing some restoration of areas like the kitchen. Not a great place for those with limited walking ability.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank TheGeigerJones
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely beautiful, you will need at least a two full day to see it all. The castle itself is a full day and it is a must see

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Lilymejia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really amazing history of the island, done very well. Beautiful location and great understanding of the settlement of the island

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Suzan M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came to San Juan as a port with Carnival cruise. We did not have an excursion planned. When we exited the port we were attacked with offers for tours and taxis. We wanted to spend the day on our own. We walked in the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank terit180
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After trudging through Old San Juan for an entire day, this was our last stop. I must say, we definitely saved the best for last! the views from the top of lookout point were amazing!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Kathy G
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26 September 2019|
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Response from Normand V | Reviewed this property |
It’s located at the cruise port in San Juan. No major impact from Storm Karen. We are open for business in PR.
Judi R
24 January 2019|
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Response from couplessPS | Reviewed this property |
I agree with other comments. I have been in Puerto Rico three times since this fall, and I felt perfectly safe, at all times, in Old San Juan. I am certain there are parts of the island that are less safe, but that is true... More
27 December 2018|
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Response from CarmKass | Reviewed this property |
Until 5pm; unless there’s a special event, they may close early or opened a bit later.