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El Morro

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El Morro
  • (no stars)
  • 3-5 km
  • Low
  • 2 hours

A bay-side fortress

Calle Norzagaray, San Juan, 00901, Puerto Rico

El Morro is one of the oldest and largest fortresses constructed by the Spanish in the Caribbean during the colonization four hundred years ago.


It is one of the most active bay-side ports in the world in terms of importing and exporting trades and cruise liners.


It’s not only accompanied by breath taking bay  views, but also by ample grassy hills often used for picnicking and frequent breezes that are fantastic for lounging and kite flying.


Self-guided tours throughout the inner workings of the fortress are available as well as ranger guided tours. The tour itself can take less than an hour, but with the way the wind and sun feels on its field, you’re going to want to pack a blanket and a lunch to relax for the rest of the day.


If you’re feeling a bit more active than that, you’re welcome to walk around the cobblestone roads and colonial buildings/museums surrounding the fortress in Old San Juan.


Opening hours

9:00 - 18:00