Castillo San Felipe Del MorroCurrently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
- Address: 501 Calle Norzagary, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico.
- Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-877296960
- Ticket Price: 5 USD
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: View Point, Castle, Historical Site, Monument, Tourist Center, Family And Kids
Dedicated to King Philip II, the castle comes under one of the monuments of San Juan National Historical Site. Just as its counterpart on the north-eastern side del Morro too was a military fortress charged with protecting San Juan. With two fortresses on either side of the bay San Juan was powerfully protected however the del Morro was constructed a century before Cristobal. It’s also more scenic than any other fortresses. With its huge plain lawn at the entrance it offers a panoramic view of the entire place. Till about the end of 19th century del Morro succeeded in keeping the British and Dutch forces at bay.
- Disable friendly, except for the lower levels in Castillo San Felipe del Morro.
- Children under 15 FREE
- Parking fee is $2.00 per hour.
- For a detailed list of Annual passes and reservations, refer website.
- Closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.
- For a detailed list of activities, refer website.
- Free trams numbered 1 to 26 are available throughout the city every 15 to 20 mins.
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60.78% of people who visit San Juan include Castillo San Felipe Del Morro in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
24.44% of people start their Castillo San Felipe Del Morro visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Castillo San Felipe Del Morro
72.97% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Castillo San Felipe Del Morro
Stunning in both it's immense size and it's stark beauty. Part of a series of forts and fortifications that surround this beautiful city. One of the jewels of the national park system. Wear sturdy shoes as you will end up walking far more than you expect as you will want to walk the area and go visit the other forts. The cobblestone streets between here and the port are lined with great local shops, restaurants, and bars. Most days you can take an hour-long tour bus trip for around $20. Well worth it to get the layout before taking your great hiking Adventure.
Great history lessons to be had at this old fort run by our National Park service. Learn about how vital this place was in defending the harbor for centuries. Marvel at the effort it must have taken to construct. See how soldiers lived and operated. It can be quite a workout climbing back up from the bottom level if you are not in good shape. Make sure to bring water and take your time. Best to visit in the morning if it's going to be a hot day.
Super great views and a great amount of history here. Very cool to walk all levels and see the original “fort” which is now completely covered by the existing structure. Park rangers around were very helpful and it was $7 admission. If you hit this up in the morning you can take a walk through old San Juan and hit up the other fort with the same ticket, just make sure you do them both in the same day or you will have to buy separate tickets. Gift shops had some great coffee and souvenirs at a decent price for where it is.
Great historical area. Amazing views and plenty to see. Be prepared to walk around as there are several levels and plenty of stairs. Information is throughout to learn the rich history. At the time I went I could also use my ticket to go to the other castle - definitely a great value. Would do again.
This place is so beautiful you almost feel as if you are in a post card picture. It is not a tropical setting but the history and the architecture of the building are magnificent. The ocean below and the surrounding land are all so beautiful. I truly enjoyed visiting here. They do have public bathrooms but keep in mind that this place is not wheelchair friendly. To go down to soem areas you will need to walk some steep steps down and up but it is so worth it.