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San Juan National Historic Site

Norzagaray St | Old San Juan, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
+1 787-729-6777
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Walking Tour of Old San Juan
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1-Hour Guided El Morro Jetski Tour
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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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  • Average2%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Norzagaray St | Old San Juan, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
+1 787-729-6777
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The park and fort are expansive, so you will need to have time and good shoes to make the walk. Great views await the adventurous.

Thank Paul D
Reviewed 2 days ago

I was fortunate to work in San Juan, PR area for 11 months over 2 years many years ago. I always loved watching people fly kites at the large open section at the top of Old San Juan, near El Morro. So, this last Feb...More

Thank Elizabeth D
Reviewed 5 days ago

Fort has been kept in great shape and contains some wonderful sights of the ocean and bay. If possible, arrive in the evening and watch the cruise ships leave the harbor and wave goodbye.

Thank MonkeyBoyPA
Reviewed 5 days ago

Do not miss this while in Puerto Rico! The history and the beauty of this site was breathtaking! Take time to visit!

Thank Nichole L
Reviewed 5 days ago

After leaving our cruise ship Regal Princess we walked around San Juan and up to this site. Very well preserved and clean and tidy. Enjoyed the walk in the green grounds and the views from the site. Really enjoyable.

Thank SharksSupporter1
Reviewed 6 days ago

Well worth a visit, great views. On a Sunday all the Puerto Rican families are out flying kites, having picnics, great location

Thank Aussietrip77
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I could not wait to get off the boat when I saw this fort from our balcony! So after eating lunch on a roof top, a group of us came here and walked around! It’s so full of history and being in the center of...More

Thank Will H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the forts in January following the Hurricanes. In great shape and really such an amazing place with so much history. Don't miss them, and bring a kite to fly on the massive grounds. Watch out for fire ants!

Thank The5GlobeTrotters
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a national landmark that offers one the opportunity to see how history was made on this island many years ago.

Thank richardwU3990HB
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love to visit here. The beauty is so amazing and very interesting with a lot of history with the ocean surrounding it is very relax...

Thank Tamara M
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Arla H
30 December 2017|
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Response from sylvia641 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can get down to the beach, but locals warn tourists not to go into the La Per Perla area of the beach - it is half way between the two forts that span the cost line. There really is no actual beach - just rocks and... More
8 December 2017|
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Response from TFiggins | Reviewed this property |
I visited right before the hurricane so I’m not sure if they are back up and running now.
16 November 2017|
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Response from Richard S | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry but we do not know