La Fortaleza - Palacio de Santa Catalina, San Juan

4.2
#7 of 19 in Historic Sites in San Juan
Built between 1533 and 1540 as a fortress, the World Heritage-listed La Fortaleza - Palacio de Santa Catalina remains the home of Puerto Rico's governor and represents one of the oldest executive mansions in the Americas. Take a guided tour to see simply yet tastefully decorated rooms and halls. Walk through the luscious gardens, which feature mosaic decorations and vistas spreading across the harbor and the old walls. Our San Juan trip itinerary maker app makes visiting La Fortaleza - Palacio de Santa Catalina and other San Juan attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • I would rate this landmark higher, but the property is gated without public access. Maybe there are tours, but I've never been on one. Puerto Rican governor still lives in this mansion.  more »
  • We stopped here during our walk through old San Juan. It is a well located building, where guided tours are also possible.
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