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, and barracks, stairways, pass cannons, arched passageways, and the famous Garitas. To be sure you don’t miss a thing…all the awesome historical attractions…we recommend using a trusted tour guide. Bring your camera for the hundreds of gorgeous photo op’s with the San Juan Bay and Atlantic Ocean as the perfect background.
The most popular and beloved place to go in Puerto Rico by both locals and visitors. Commonly known as “El Morro“, both the grounds and the fort are enchanting. Exploring the interior of this 6 level fort will not disappoint. Every level offers something interesting to see and explore. Once you walk outside on the grounds, enjoy the constant refreshing trade winds, so sit down, rest your feet and then get ready to run around flying a kite, a must do activity while in San Juan. More about Castillo San Felipe del Morro – San Juan, Puerto Rico.
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. San Juan de la Cruz served in conjunction with El Morro to protect the bay. In 1973, it was made part of the San Juan National Historic Site. Currently this fort is in need of restoration. More about Fortin San Juan de la Cruz – Toa Baja, Puerto Rico.
The Walls of the City
These massive walls once served to protect the city, today visitors may walk around and pass through the 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 the San Juan Bay.