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San Juan National Historic Site

Norzagaray St | Old San Juan, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
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Walking Tour of Old San Juan
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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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  • Very good22%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Norzagaray St | Old San Juan, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
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Reviewed yesterday

The monumental building at night shows up his powerfull meaning,amazing view you shouldn't miss!Magnificient view.!!!

Thank mmmariajun
Reviewed yesterday

We visited the Castillo San Cristobal first so a lot of the souvenirs were the same. Once again the different areas were full of information and I learnt that there are actually different types of cannonballs..... who knew? The walk up to the castle was...More

Thank Lisa B
Reviewed yesterday

El Morro is a world heritage site for a reason. Its spectacular location along the coast line and interesting historical value are well worth exploring. A visit to the fort combined with a stroll through old San Juan make for a very pleasant afternoon/evening.

Thank Karen S
Reviewed 2 days ago

Over 500 years old, built by the Spaniards, amazing historical site worth looking at. If you can, catch a tour, sadly our timing did not enable us to do so but we still looked around and left satisfied with what we saw in the time...More

Thank Nunngo
Reviewed 3 days ago

The walk to El Morro from the bus terminal is scenic and very beautiful. I spent a few hours walking all the levels, watching videos and wondering which gate was used in the movie Amistad (never did find out). If you have a seniors federal...More

Thank M K
Reviewed 3 days ago

I gave this 4 stars because it was a lot of walking. I thought I was in shape, but it involved so much walking up and down stairs to different levels. The front lawn was beautiful and full of people flying kites. The fort itself...More

Thank SurfGirl816
Reviewed 4 days ago

We spent the morning exploring the two forts in old town San Juan. This one had a lighthouse and a lot of cannon and other artillery to view. There were also a lot of displays and great historical information about San Juan's history.

Thank Louise M
Reviewed 4 days ago

I visited from a cruise ship in July so it was very warm. The fort is easy walking distance but with the summer heat we took a cab and were very glad. The fort has been restored enough to enjoy and understand the functionality of...More

Thank BrianB32931
Reviewed 4 days ago

If your are staying or visit Old San Juan this is a must see place to go. It is a more than 500 years old fortress constructed by the Spaniards and have been very well mantained by the National Parks System. It has a huge...More

Thank Braulio G
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I have been at the fort many times and each time it amazes me. The history and feeling that I get is incredible. I totally recommend a visit.

Thank Luz V
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5 July 2017|
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Response from michele44448 | Reviewed this property |
There was an excursion I believe but we walked it for free instead. We used phone internet for maps, etc.
17 April 2017|
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Response from Sanj2561 | Reviewed this property |
yes, it's very convenient.
Karen W
24 March 2017|
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Response from rachidatarik | Reviewed this property |
the best place is the old san juan. take a walk around it is worth the trip