The San Juan National Historic Site is one of the most impressive sights in Puerto Rico, constantly ranked among the top attractions in the Caribbean. These historic landmarks have been declared UNESCO World Heritage Sites. San Juan National Historic Site includes the forts of San Cristóbal, San Felipe del Morro, San Juan de la Cruz (El Cañuelo), and the city walls.
Navigate through tunnels, dungeons, ramps, barracks, stairways, pass cannons, arched passageways, and the famous Garitas. Bring your camera for the hundreds of gorgeous photo ops with San Juan Bay and the Atlantic Ocean as the perfect background.
Fortress Castillo San Cristobal
Covering 27 acres, this is the largest Spanish fort in the New World, an architectural masterpiece, allowing you to travel back 500 years, it is a must-see during your visit to Old San Juan. Make sure to bring your camera for breathtaking photo opportunities. Group tours with friendly park rangers are available, or you may explore on your own.
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Castillo San Felipe del Morro
Castillo San Felipe del Morro, commonly known by residents as “El Morro” is the most popular and most beloved landmark in Puerto Rico where family memories are made. El Morro has six levels, with something interesting to see and breathtaking views at every bend. The grounds of El Morro are a playground for families and romantics… a place that invites visitors to sit down to enjoy the breeze that carries the contagious laughter of children flying kites… Senses are invigorated at the grounds of El Morro, is sort of magical… prepare to feel your inner child go free…
Fortin San Juan de la Cruz (El Cañuelo)
This small fortification located just west of San Juan served in conjunction with El Morro to protect San Juan Bay. In 1973, it was made part of the National Historic Site and a UNESCO historical site. Fortin San Juan de la Cruz is located in Isla de Cabras, the islet you can observe right across from El Morro, part of the municipality of Toa Baja. Currently, this fort is in need of restoration so you may not enter, however from the park you will enjoy the most amazing views of the walled city of San Juan.
The Walls of the City
These massive walls, which served to protect the city, visitors may walk admire freely and pass through the San Juan Gate into the most beautiful and charming city in the Caribbean with 16th-century European elegance. Be sure to take a walk on Paseo de la Princesa and Paseo del Morro for great close-up views of the outside walls and breathtaking views of San Juan Bay.