Fortresses of Old San Juan

San Juan, Puerto Rico

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Note: please wear comfortable walking shoes. Tour sequence and lenght may vary based on traffic and local conditions.

This tour takes you back in history where the air conditioned transportation goes through the fascinating streets of Old San Juan while you learn about the history and heritage.

Excursion Description

This tour takes you back in history where the air conditioned transportation goes through the fascinating streets of Old San Juan while you learn about the history and heritage.  Your first stop will take place at the oldest Spanish fort in the New World, Fort San Felipe Del Morro, built in 1539 to guard the entrance and defend the harbor of San Juan bay. This impressive result of Spanish engineering was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983 and is part of the United States National Park Service. El Morro covers over 70 acres and has six levels that rise from sea level to 145 feet. Your next stop will be Castillo de San Cristóbal the largest fortification built by the Spanish in the New World, where you will spend another hour exploring this fine feat of engineering. When it was finished in 1783, it covered about 27 acres of land and basically wrapped around the city of San Juan.
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