San Juan National Historic Site, San Juan

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Visit many of the capital city's best attractions in one place at San Juan National Historic Site. 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 San Juan National Historic Site to your San Juan travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our San Juan road trip planning tool .
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  • San Juan National Historic Site is absolutely beautiful, and well worth taking the time to explore. While visiting, make sure you walk the Paseo del Morro, which is a trail that passes all the way aro...  more »
  • Great views from El Morro - views of San Cristobal from there. Move around the fort so you can have amazing views of the sea and the other castle and colorful houses in distance  more »
  • We toured both of the historic forts in San Juan. Very good descriptions throughout the forts. Definitely a great site for history buffs. Allow about an hour at each fort. Thirty minute walk through o...  more »

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