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San Juan National Historic Site

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Address: Norzagaray St | Old San Juan, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
Phone Number:
787-729-6777
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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Constructed to defend the San Juan coastline during the 17th and 18th...

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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Amazing view and inspiring architecture!

The fort itself is a wonder, but the views allow you to take in the entire area. It is also home to a couple of rare Puerto Rico parrots.

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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The fort itself is a wonder, but the views allow you to take in the entire area. It is also home to a couple of rare Puerto Rico parrots.

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Largo, Florida
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Bring plenty of film/memory you will take pretty great pictures all over ,walk to the fort ,don't worry they sell cold bottled water on gift shop and also all the way down the hill, great visit again , You will walk and it will be hot even if raining so bring short and short sleeves and sneakers

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Commack, New York
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absolutely fantastic site to see. We had a guided tour and learned much about the history. Very scenic, offering beautiful opportunities to take photo's. Much to see and learn there

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Clifton, New Jersey
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great to re visit El Morro, the view is breath taking, highly recommend this one. Very safe. Free entrance while we where there but I think they get 5.00 if you want to enter fort.

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Whitewater, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

As we walked our way the Historic Site we had great views of the ocean and could read information plaques on what we seeing and why the site was built. What a day we even flew kites in the park Well worth seeing.

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Amazing place, how can people build it without big machines! If visit San Juan, this place is a must see.

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The day we were here it was a glorious, sunny day and there were dozens of kite flyers, people just hanging out and others strolling across the park. It is a beautiful place and should be on your to do list in San Juan.

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The views are phenomenal and the history of the place is amazing! They did a really good job outlining the historical timeline of the fort.

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tampa, United States
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great experience, however if you need the bathroom wait until you get inside, you have to pay if you use he one outside of the castle walls. They also offer military discounts on entry tickets. Great view of the ocean and photo opportunities

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If you stay in Old San Juan you can take the free trolley and get off at the forts. They are in excellent condition and offer fantastic photo opportunities. We have been to San Juan three times and always go to the forts

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