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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.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Norzagaray St | Old San Juan, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
+1 787-729-6777
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All reviews el morro flying kites great history the national park service views are amazing bring water history buff free trolley entrance fee lots of history wear comfortable shoes great place to visit walk around cruise ship old city ocean castle
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We walked from the Condado district along a great pedestrian and bike path out to the fort. Took the tour of the fort which was built over a period of 250 years. Kids will love to run around the stone walkways. Then walked to the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Contractor999
Reviewed 2 days ago

We took a guided excursion o this site. It was very hot, but while you pass from one section to another you are in shaded areas. Their is a panoramic view of the see from atop the old fort. Inside there is all kinds of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank gregbA4618TU
Reviewed 6 days ago

We actually viewed the old cemetary that's just to the right of this pic it's right on the ocean. Nice view wish we'd seen the fort though.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank r s
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited the one that os situated in San Agustin FL and doesn’t compare at all with this one, This one is like 3 times bigger, This one have a super enormous green area to play with the childrens or simply to relax and enjoy...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Elvin75
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed the fort. It's quite big and has a lot of stairs so could be difficult for those with mobility issues to see the whole fort. There are ramps but they are quite steep. The fort has interesting signage that explains the fort and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank marilyntraveller_57
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Both forts are part of the US National Park system. If you’re a senior, bring your Senior Pass/Golden Age Passport for free entrance!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank encee49
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely take the walk along the city wall and up to this castle. The views are amazing and the warm sea breeze blows across the ocean. Appreciate the age and history here including the battlefield just outside with the Dutch in 1625. Absolutely the best...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank coreyl197
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

El Morro fort in Old San Juan is probably the very best of a large fort from 500 years ago. The fort and grounds are massive and give you a look into what was involved in manning a fort and preparing for an attack by...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank CaribbeanChrisTV
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been here many times. Lots of walking. So much history. Don't miss it. You can up close and personal with everything.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Saloude1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Im boricua. For all visitors/tourists our Viejo San Juan and historic buildings and monuments are awesome. Visit and enjoy our culture and food. Viejo San Juan is one of the favorite areas to visit with my family.

Date of experience: November 2018
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November 27, 2018|
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Response from lcdajohannecortes | Reviewed this property |
Hey! No, I was not on a cruise when I toured and visited the Fort. But from the pier is about 15 minutes, walking distance, do not take a Taki, you will enjoy the walk believe me there’s a lot of things to see and enjoy in... More
July 8, 2018|
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Response from SharksSupporter1 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Yes the trolleys are running but we didn't make use of them because we enjoy walking so waked everywhere.
February 22, 2018|
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Response from Aussietrip77 | Reviewed this property |
There is a parking garage very close by, literally 3 minutes away