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Castillo San Felipe del Morro
Castillo San Felipe del Morro

Castillo San Felipe del Morro

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Sights and Museums, Historic Site
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501 Calle Norzagaray, San Juan Antiguo, PR 00901
(787) 729 6777
http://www.nps.gov/saju/
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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 ... Read more
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Local from Arecibo, Puerto Rico

If you like visiting Historical places the you must go to Old San Juan which is it’s the oldest settlement within Puerto Rico and its part of the UNESCO. The Morro and the Castillo de San Cristobal are a the most visit place in Old San Juan and its just Adults 16 and older $5 Children under 15 Free. Also, you can hang out in the green fields, have a picnic, fly kite’s, get a tan or just simply chill out and take the most amazing pictures of a good sunset.

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Aguadilla, Puerto Rico

It's like taking a step into the past, it gives you a great view and is rich with history.

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Weston, Florida, USA

El Morro was breathtaking!! I went with my family during the sunset. El Morro is absolutely beautiful. It's located in Old San Juan, make sure to wear comfortable walking shoes!

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Foster City, California, USA

Castillo San Felipe del Morro also known as Fuerte San Felipe del Morro or just "El Morro" is a 16th-century citadel, built to protect the city of San Juan from seaborne enemies.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota

You can spend the day walking around and enjoying this historical place. There is a $5 entrance fee. A lot of walking so wear comfortable shoes and bring water or something to drink!

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Local from Toa Baja, Puerto Rico

These 500 years old Spanish castles is a must see. In Old San Juan, then you can commute in trolley, good shopping, beautiful spanish arquitecture, original adoquins still in many streets, many art galleries, museums, Cathedral, jewelry stores. Good dinning near the Tapia Theather. Must go by cab, parking is a challenge.

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Local from Rio Grande, Puerto Rico

Ask anyone about what they consider a “Must See” while visiting Puerto Rico and they will most likely say Old San Juan. That is because this old historic city offers so much. There is literally something for everyone: beautiful views (great for photographers), architecture, restaurants, art, museums, shopping, history, sculptures, people-watching, music, dance, bars and nightclubs. But, to get the most out of a visit to Old San Juan, it is best to follow a self guided walking tour (like ours!) so that you don’t miss out on something you really would have liked to have seen.

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Brooklyn, New York State, USA

Beautiful fort very historic and the area is so nice, restaurants, nightclubs are nearby

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Local from Carolina, Puerto Rico

I'm not huge on history but I was fascinated with the history and the views were amazing!

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Lots of ground to cover. Head for the higher route. Route below, along the water, does not allow you to enter the structure. It was the main defense of the inlet.

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North Falmouth

A spectacular 16th century fortress, lovingly restored and perched on a breathtaking site! Plan to spend a couple of hours - if for nothing else than taking in the views.

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Holbrook, New York State

Located in the Old City, El Morro holds a great deal of history for the buffs! A nice walk with breathtaking views of the city and ocean.

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Sand Springs

I'm not a huge historical person but after I saw this place I was amazing. I loved that I was able to walk through almost every part of it without paying an outrageous tour price. Must see.

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This historic site is Puerto Rico's most significant landmark. Plan on spending several hours to explore the fort, take in the sun, or just fly a kite.

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

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High Point, North Carolina

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

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Norwalk, Connecticut

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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Boston, Massachusetts

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.

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