San Juan National Historic Site

San Juan National Historic Site

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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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jenniferalvarez.inteletravel.com
Boston, MA3 contributions
Nov 2022
Great way to learn as a family the history of our fort and also creat for amazing pictures. We had a great time here.
Written 2 December 2022
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mary Terri B
Philadelphia, PA50 contributions
Nov 2022 • Family
So neat to see how the soldiers lived , so simple very interested .A lot of walking great exercise lol. View was so pretty could see down the coast .
Written 29 November 2022
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Lola Elena
San Juan, Puerto Rico17 contributions
Nov 2022 • Family
There is so much to see and explore here! The boys (9 and 6) had a blast finding canons, the lighthouse, kitchen, long ramp, spiral stairs, armory, living quarters...and of course, the souvenir shop. The views are just breathtaking from both the top level overlooking Old San Juan, and the the bottom level at the Atlantic Ocean. The park rangers were very friendly and helpful, answering all of the boys' silly and serious questions. Unfortunately, the lighthouse was undergoing repairs and therefore we couldn't see it up close. I highly recommend visiting the fort. Take and umbrella, sunscreen, and sturdy shoes.
Written 20 November 2022
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Bryan S
12 contributions
Nov 2022 • Friends
The San Juan Historical site is truly an underrated treasure in the USA. The historical sites are lovingly preserved and filled with history. The forts and the city wall (the only one left in the USA) are the true stars of the show. A must do if you are in PR.
Written 18 November 2022
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KYCHIC
San Juan, Puerto Rico5 contributions
Jul 2022 • Business
First visit to San Juan, Puerto Rico for a business conference; LOVED IT! Old San Juan was the best experience. I walked the streets and explored the beautiful, colorful homes, multiple vendors at the cruise ship docking area on the riverfront and ate great food at several restaurants for nearly 4. hours. I wish I had more time to see so much more. The flag street was just awesome! San Juan is a GREAT vacation destination!
Written 14 October 2022
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Jeri F
Tulsa, OK273 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
Tickets for this are also good for San Cristobal. Scenic local designed for defense. There is good signage to explain the history.
Written 9 October 2022
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ajalynwelch
Saint Louis, MO9 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
Military is free so super bonus on that. Thank you! It was self guide tour. You walk around and read and observe. It’s a must go for sure. Parking is along the street which does suck. But it was very interesting to learn about it. More than 150 years to build alone. Everything was open to go in. Bathrooms on sight. It’s a must do.
Written 30 August 2022
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chante p
2 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
Beautiful views with amazing history. A must see for everyone visiting Puerto Rico!! Friendly people and fantastic food. WEPA!!!!
Written 30 August 2022
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Radnatty
Fairfax39 contributions
Jun 2022
Spent a few hours learning and wondering the site. The views along cannot be beat. And there's quite a bit to learn about the site's importance/history. Highly recommend.
Written 15 August 2022
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Sherry A
Cairo, Egypt21 contributions
Jul 2022 • Solo
Best Drink and food wonderful Services relax Design i Go to It every month BEST View wow super Team Fantasy VIII
Written 11 August 2022
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