SAN JUAN NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE

SAN JUAN NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE

SAN JUAN NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE

📅09 April 2024, 23:44

Complete information about visiting San Juan National Historic Site is now available on National Park Planner.

San Juan National Historic Site in Puerto Rico preserves two massive fortresses built by the Spanish on the western end of San Juan Island to protect the original settlement of San Juan, today known as Old San Juan. Castillo San Felipe del Morro, more commonly known as El Morro, sits at the very western tip of the island. It was built to keep enemy ships from entering San Juan Bay. Castillo San Cristóbal, the larger of the two forts, is a little less than a mile to the east of El Morro. It was built to protect the town from a land invasion. Also part of the park are Fort San Juan de La Cruz (El Cañuelo), the San Juan Gate, and most of the original city wall around Old San Juan.

PARK AT A GLANCE

CASTILLO SAN FELIPE DEL MORRO

CASTILLO SAN CRISTÓBAL

FORTÍN SAN JUAN DE LA CRUZ

WALKING TRAILS

DIRECTIONS AND CONTACT INFORMATION


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