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El Morro

501 Calle Norzagaray, San Juan Antiguo, PR 00901
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  • El Morro
    Arnaldo C
    4 Jul 12, 2013

    One of the must-see sites in Puerto Rico. It's the iconic Spanish fort on the northern shore used in several movies.

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    Arturo T
    3 Jul 03, 2013

    In Old San Juan, this is a great day location. While visiting in Old San Juan make sure to visit El Morro. Avoid rush hour traffic

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    Jennifer V
    5 Jun 23, 2013

    Here you can learn all about our history and where everything started.
    The views are amazing so don't forget your camera.

    Recommended for:History Buffs
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    Helen C
    5 Jun 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.

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    Paul B
    4 May 27, 2013

    The fort in Vieques overlooks the waterfront and offers views to mainland Puerto Rico. It is rich in the history of the island, and local groups have renovated the fort and planted beautiful plants and flowers throughout.

    Recommended for:History Buffs
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    Axel R
    5 May 26, 2013

    Old San Juan. 45 to one hour from Rio Mar. Discover the north side of the island, El Viejo San Juan, Spaniard construction to defend Puerto Rico from invaders.

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    Deepak Singh
    4 Jan 14, 2013

    an old fort built by the spanish stands like an empowered gurad at the gates of san juan..!!! its a perfect example of old colonial monument..!!

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  • El Morro
    Pedro Muñiz
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    5 Dec 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.

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    Diane Austin
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    5 Sep 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.

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    Mel S Wong
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    4 Jul 05, 2012

    The first and last line of defense in San Juan, the old fort El Morro today gives visitors really awesome vistas and insights to San Juan rich history.

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    Tom Mitchell
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    4 Jul 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:History Buffs
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  • El Morro
    Shambhavi Shukla Tripathi
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    5 Jul 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..

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    5 Jul 29, 2014

    great place to see the history of the area.

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  • El Morro
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    5 Apr 18, 2014

    Historical Fort San Felipe del Morro

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    Federico C
    5 Apr 18, 2014

    Dont miss a visit to El Morro Fort and Old San Juan.

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    Eduardo T
    5 Feb 23, 2014

    Go back in history! Fly a kite!

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    Antillana P
    5 Oct 23, 2013

    History and culture.

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    Yaritza M
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    5 Oct 22, 2013

    Historic Spanish Castle located in San Juan

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    Victor A
    5 Apr 21, 2014

    Great place to star you trip, learning the history of Puerto
    Rico.
    Kids will love it!!!

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    Jesse Zamora
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    4 Jul 26, 2013

    A place for "soaking it all in" Thank you God!

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4.5 out of 5
63 members' reviews
294 people visited El Morro

Description

Constructed in 1540, this six-story fort hides a warren of prison cells, barracks and hallways and was attacked on many occasions by both English and Dutch forces. It is listed in the National Historic Register.

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