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San Juan National Historic Site

Norzagaray St | Old San Juan, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
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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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  • Very good22%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“el morro” (845 reviews)
“flying kites” (173 reviews)
“great history” (138 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Norzagaray St | Old San Juan, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Beautiful, this was area has a great view of the ocean. Offers history about each Fort. Trolley service was excellent getting between the two forts.

Thank 725tammy
Reviewed yesterday

$5 gives you access to both forts, Morro (Castillo San Felipe Del Morro) and San Cristobal (Castillo San Cristóbal). At Morro, it was very windy and its height made me a little afraid when I stood at the edges of the fort. Multiple levels (6...More

Thank Ryusuke M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very nice. To bad is manage by the US. Its very hot inside. Must see. 5 fee. No 1 tourist spot in PR

Thank Pashanga
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited on our fist day, and the views did not disappoint. We took a leisurely stroll along the fort and the views were breathtaking. Parking is tricky, so he prepared for extra walking.

Thank Amanda A
Reviewed 3 days ago

We've always passed by on trips here this time we stayed longer relaxed and took in the site. Walked around really enjoyed the views.

Thank 03KING
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This place has a great view. You have to pay $5 a person to enter. It gets a bit windy up here. Most people will be flying their kites outside the monument.

Thank Rach Y
Reviewed 5 days ago

Amazing day visiting this historic Fort with amazing views to the Ocean. You can see also the Museums beside this fort. Walking distance to great restaurants and El Convento Hotel (another historic site). Shops and Crafts.

Thank Zenaida R
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great history lesson. Outside is a perfect place for kids and kites. What made this place good was the history.

Thank airforceangella228
Reviewed 6 days ago

I am not a history/tour person but this was by far one of my favorite things to do in San Juan. The intricate details and amazing views from Castillo de San Cristobal and El Morro are breathtaking and worth walking around, sweating in 90 degree...More

Thank Erica P
Reviewed 6 days ago

One of the great fortifications of the Spanish Empire in its heyday, El Morro, as its locally known, was a state-of-the-art-of-war begun in the 16th century and completed over a hundred years later. The area surrounding it is a great spot for kite flying--a local...More

Thank Olga V
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6 July 2017|
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Response from michele44448 | Reviewed this property |
There was an excursion I believe but we walked it for free instead. We used phone internet for maps, etc.
17 April 2017|
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Response from Sanj2561 | Reviewed this property |
yes, it's very convenient.
Karen W
24 March 2017|
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Response from rachidatarik | Reviewed this property |
the best place is the old san juan. take a walk around it is worth the trip