San Juan National Historic Site

San Juan National Historic Site in San Juan, Puerto Rico, includes colonial-era forts, bastions, powder houses, and three fourths of the old city wall.

Features

The site includes four features:

Status

By a February 14, 1949 decree the site was established, and noted the need to protect the fortifications as monuments as well as preserve their historical and architectural value. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966.

On December 6, 1983 the park was added to the list of World Heritage Site. Only 12 national park areas in the United States are considered World Heritage Sites.

References

  • The National Parks: Index 2001-2003. Washington: U.S. Department of the Interior.

External links

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Erik Cintron
24 February 2015
Gorgeous views of Puertorico so big. It had so much history and the tour was great. The tunnels were awesome to walk through the different displays of history since its creation. Flawless a must do!!
Social News Network
8 November 2012
Come here to learn about the history of the island and be sure to make the walk up to the look out! Amazing views of Old San Juan and its colonial architecture! Check out @socialnn for more info
Paul Brown
20 January 2014
MUST GO TO. You can spend hours here. Your pass is good for seven days, so you can do both sections of fort across a couple of days.
Théo Blochet
29 January 2016
A must do while in PR. Place is huge, count on a solid 2 hours to visit the place properly. A $5 ticket gets you access to both castles.
Patrick Vancura
26 October 2014
Make sure you visit the Mofongo stand to the North West of the castle. It has a pink awning right in the square and great Puerto Rican mofongo
José Eduardo Teixeira
10 August 2017
Passeio bem interessante mas bem cansativo. Para entrar paga-se U$5,00. Ao todo são 6 níveis para explorar, mas os níveis 1 e 2 são desnecessários. E prepare-se para subir muita escada.
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