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- 98%History Buffs
- 73%Family Travelers
- 69%Local Culture
- 64%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 55%Art & Design Lovers
- 55%Adventure Travelers
- 51%Business Travelers
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- El MorroJun 20, 2013
During your walking tour of Old San Juan, you can't miss visiting the El Morro Castle. The views are spectacular and the Fort's history is most interesting. The tour guides are very informative so ask away. Watch the movie before your tour so you know what to look for around the Fort. There is a large plaque with names of heroic individuals who were imprisoned. My great great great grandfather, Jose Vicente Gonzalez, is listed. Sadly he was tortured and died . shortly after his freedom.Recommended for:
- El Morro
- El MorroMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 12Dec 21, 2012
Lying on the northwestern-most point of the islet of San Juan, Puerto Rico, Castillo San Felipe del Morro is named in honor of King Philip II of Spain. The fortification was designed to guard the entrance to the San Juan Bay, and defend the city of Old San Juan from seaborne enemies.
During the Spanish occupation of the island (1539-1898), El Morro survived several attacks from foreign powers on various occasions. El Morro's last active fight occurred during a naval bombardment by the United States Navy during the 1898 Spanish-American War. During this time it was attacked at least three times by American Naval forces. The short war ended with the signing of Treaty of Paris where Spain ceded ownership of the islands of Puerto Rico, Cuba, Guam, and the Philippines to the United States.
- El MorroMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6Sep 02, 2012
Beautiful trails, easy to navigate and the waterfalls are gorgeous. Enjoyed stopping for a lunch break at one of the roadside cafes about half-way up the drive, excellent day and even though it did rain most of the day, it was warm and enjoyable.
- El MorroMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness TravelersFamily Travelers+ 2Jul 05, 2012
Stunning views and a nice walk at this historical corner of San Juan Viejo. The fort itself is very interesting and the enormous green space outside it is ideal for a picnic, flying a kite, or both.Recommended for:
- El MorroMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers+ 10First to ReviewJul 05, 2012
The fort gives some of the most beautiful views of land and water. If I am not exaggerating, I would say its 'photographic' !!! perfect sculpture.. anyone of any age will like it..