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San Felipe del Morro Fortress

501 Calle Norzagaray, San Juan, 00901, Puerto Rico
+1 787-729-6960
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Castillo de San Felipe del Morro San Juan  Puerto Rico
San Felipe del Morro Fortress San Juan  Puerto Rico
Castillo de San Felipe del Morro San Juan  Puerto Rico
San Felipe del Morro Fortress San Juan  Puerto Rico

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Castillo de San Felipe del Morro

Work began on el Morro in 1539 and now, protected as a National Historic Site, travelers have the opportunity to walk through 500 years of its fascinating history. Go on a Sunday to see local Puerto Ricans participate in a Kite Festival on its open field. Also, it's neighbor Santa María Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery is not to be missed - a colonial-era cemetery for many of Puerto Rico's prominent residents.

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San Felipe del Morro Fortress

One of the oldest and largest Spanish forts in the Caribbean, El Morro has stood watch over the entrance to San Juan Bay since the 1500s. As a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a National Historic Site managed by the U.S. National Park Service, the fortress is Puerto Rico’s most iconic landmark. Visitors can explore the Torre Antigua (Old Tower), the oldest part of the fort, see cannon emplacements and go inside the sentry boxes, or garitas. The ocean views from the ramparts are spectacular.