Sitio Histórico de San Juan, San Juan

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Must see · World heritage site · Historic Walking Area · Historic Site
Visit many of the capital city's best attractions in one place at Sitio Histórico de San Juan. 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 Sitio Histórico de San Juan to your San Juan travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our San Juan road trip planning tool.
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  • Good experience. The tour for this fort is well laid out and has literature/signs explaining functions or features, rooms, etc, within the site including both initial uses and WWII. Good experience...  more »
  • Absolutely gorgeous architecture and history, with views that can't be missed. A great place to walk around and explore.  more »
  • Impressive. Take the time to walk around and explore the property. There are tons of hidden passageways and tunnels to see. Too much history to put in a Google review... just check it out! There is a $7 entrance fee for adults (each) and kids are free. This ticket can also be used at the San Cristobal Castle across the bay for up to 48 hours. Both are spectacular. Old San Juan is beautiful with these structures being at the forefront of it's history. The walls will continue to stand for centuries to come.
  • Very well taken care of historical site. Large grounds for some great walking. Beautiful old cemetery at one end. There is a boardwalk path along the ocean side down the stairs. Quite and serene.

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