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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
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Norzagaray St | Old San Juan, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
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Reviewed yesterday

Don't miss the trail behind the Fort by the water. The history by the tour guides so interesting. This is part of America the Beautiful National Parks entrance Pass, so if you have it you can enter three of your party for free. Anyway the...More

Thank PACO S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The NHS is in charge if several historic landmarks of the Old San Juan including the bastioned fortresses, commonly called, Spanish castles. These landmarks are well preserved and can be fun for all ages. However some areas are not accesible for people with mobility restrictions....More

Thank ikonostaller
Reviewed 2 days ago

Old San Juan, is one of the oldest cities in the "New World." San Juan or Puerto Rico, somehow, they change the name of the country to the name of the city. San Juan as it is called today, was built as a fortification to...More

Thank EdwinG166
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My wife and I frequently go to Old San Juan for morning walks. Part of the trail always is taking paseo La Princesa near the cruise ports. The path will take you to the walking trail outside the Wonderful Old San Juan surrounding walls, a...More

Thank Carlos R
Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited both forts. They are about a mile apart in Old San Juan. If you only have time (or energy) for one of them, I recommend the one to the east. It had much more historic information

Thank johnalfred2018
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Was in town on business. Had some time and stopped by. What a great site and walk. Makes you appreciate the island and thei history. And iguanas are huge here. Take your time but don’t miss the tunnel.

Thank Michael H
Reviewed 5 days ago

Fort Morro is a fantastic place to explore and to visit! Cater a day at least to spend in this location and the surrounding environs. Take your time and fully explore all levels, use the Triangular Staircase (be careful at the bottom!), Use the Spiral...More

Thank knazir2018
Reviewed 6 days ago

You could spend all day exploring this for, it was awesome. The employees working there were so friendly. The lizards there were very cool, and the view was incredible.

Thank Itravelalot2011
Reviewed 6 days ago

We walked here from the cruise port, It was an easy walk though Old San Juan. The fort is a fun place to explore with great views of the coast. A great way to spend a few hours while in San Juan.

Thank TouristMD
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must when visiting Old San Juan. He history behind the Fort is just fascinating. I’ve been to other forts, this one is another story. Just wow.

Thank MilSeb23
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Anne H
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.
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karyn2323
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
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Arla H
December 30, 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
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