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"Castillo San Felipe del Morro" El Morro Tip by bsfreeloader

El Morro, San Juan: 38 reviews and 102 photos

Starting with the construction of a single tower in 1539, Castillo San Felipe del Morro eventually became a massive fortress covering more than 70 acres and taking more than 250 years to build and fortify. Most of the walls standing today were added in a period of tremendous construction between the 1760s and 1780s. Referred to by locals simply as "El Morro" ("promontory" in English), the fort was designed to guard the entrance to San Juan bay and defend the city from seaborne invaders. Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the fort attracts more than two million visitors a year to its windswept ramparts and passageways, making it one of Puerto Rico's most popular tourist attractions. Opening hours vary depending on the season with entrance to the fort costing $3 per adult (for $5 you can purchase a ticket allowing entry into del Morro and Castillo San Cristobal).

Phone: 787-729-6777

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jan 9, 2008
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