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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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I had no idea how vital Puerto Rico was as the 'gateway' to the New World. In order to maintain their control of this area, the Spaniards knew they needed to carefully monitor the comings and goings..... more
I had no idea how vital Puerto Rico was as the 'gateway' to the New World. In order to maintain their control of this area, the Spaniards knew they needed to carefully monitor the comings and goings..... more »
This place was absolutely incredible. rolling hills and a historical site and plenty of people enjoying the view. You can't miss it!
This place was absolutely incredible. rolling hills and a historical site and plenty of people enjoying the view. You can't miss it! more »
There is so much to see and so much history here. The views are stunning and the structure is amazing. To think people could build something on this scale in the 1500's is mind blowing. There's something for everyone, if you're visiting alone or have a family. The ticket is also good for the castle, and you can split up the visits into different days. The fort is A LOT to take in, the castle is a lot easier. Also, there's a lot of local food and shopping nearby. A lot of people fly kites out front, it's neat to see and great for kids.
Wow Wow Wow, to see such a Beautiful Place and learn the history was Amazing. The green field where people good just relax and take in the sunset was Stunning! This is one of the places we definitely wanted to see while in this Beautiful Country and it will not disappoint. Best place in town to see the sunset for sure!!! The inside closes at 4:30 so make sure you get there in time to take the tour.
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