San Juan National Historic Site, San Juan

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Visit many of the capital city's best attractions in one place at San Juan National Historic Site. Created in 1949 to protect the city's most important historical buildings, the World Heritage Site encompasses local icons, such as Castillo San Felipe del Morro, Castillo San Cristóbal, and the Old City walls. You can explore the expansive protected area, which sits on the city's dramatic coast, by foot. Many visitors bring food and have an al fresco meal on the grass overlooking the water. Add San Juan National Historic Site to your San Juan travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our San Juan road trip planning tool .
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  • First of all, make sure you bring comfortable shoes because the walk from the street to the main entrance is pretty long unless you catch a ride. Also, the stairs inside the Fort are steep and sometim...  more »
  • We wanted a personalized tour and reached out to Jay; extremely knowledgeable on the history of the island, and each of the historical sites within and adjacent to Old San Juan. #steelersnation repres...  more »
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  • Old San Juan is absolutely gorgeous. As you walk down the streets you can look and see the resemblance of Spain. The streets are well kept and there is so much to do. The views of the ocean are beautiful and the fort is absolutely awe inspiring. You can walk along the walls that once protected the island. There are street vendors everywhere. Also there is the gate to San Juan which is a large wooden door that is 100s of years old.
  • Went on vacation to San Juan Puerto Rico. While there we went to see El Morro fort. It was an old Spanish fort that is managed by the national park system. It's a great site to visit and you walk it at your own pace. It does have some steep areas and may not be suitable for those with limited abilities. Overall the fort has some great views and interesting history. I have a great time there and the fee to enter is used to help maintain the site. I highly recommend this to anyone planning to visit. We even got to see an iguana on the ground walking around the old fort.
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