Forts in San Juan

San Juan National Historic Site

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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.

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Moises F
21 August 2010
Another beautiful and colonial castle built by Spaniards in Boriken (former PR name) to protect it from other invaders. Rich of culture and stories.
Byron B
27 November 2011
Amazing views or Old San Juan and San Felipe del Morro. Well worth the price of admission ($3).
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0.2km from Puerto Rico 25 Spur, San Juan, 00901, Puerto Rico

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Sat 9:00 AM–7:00 PM
Sun 9:00 AM–6:00 PM
Mon-Tue 10:00 AM–6:00 PM
Wed-Thu 9:00 AM–6:00 PM
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