Castillo San Felipe Del Morro, San Juan
Castillo San Felipe Del Morro - A Quick Overview[Contribute/Review]
Address: 501 Calle Norzagary, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico.
Ticket Price: 5 USD
Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
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About Castillo San Felipe Del Morro, San Juan
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.
Castillo San Felipe Del Morro Information
- Disable friendly, except for the lower levels in Castillo San Felipe del Morro.
Castillo San Felipe Del Morro Ticket Prices
- Children under 15 FREE
- Parking fee is $2.00 per hour.
- For a detailed list of Annual passes and reservations, refer website.
Castillo San Felipe Del Morro Opening and Closing Hours
- Closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.
- For a detailed list of activities, refer website.
How To reach Castillo San Felipe Del Morro by Public Transport
- Free trams numbered 1 to 26 are available throughout the city every 15 to 20 mins.
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Castillo San Felipe Del Morro, San Juan Reviews
Few places evoke as much history as the old forts around Puerto Rico. This location is amazing. You can walk into the Fort area directly from Old San Juan. This location is home to The Cats of Puerto Rico. Walking the shoreline path beneath the wall you get to see all the cats. There are local volunteer organizations who have taken on the task of caring for the cats. They are caught, vaccinated, and cared after. I recommend to everyone that they make time to wander through and around the fort
This part of Old San Juan is a must see for anyone who hasn't been here. See the solid, well preserved centuries old fortress and the areas nearby. A word of advice though. There is always a traffic grid lock on this part of Old San Juan. Traffic here during work days and traffic here from tourists on weekends. When you arrived at the park area, you could be driving around for some time looking for a spot to park on the street. But there is an underground parking structure. Not sure if it's free or not. The fortress closes at 6:00 PM. I suggest that you allocate an hour for inside. Have fun.
Tours are offered and I personally recommend one. There is so much history and so many cool facts to be known about this amazing place. Especially the History behind La Perla ( a notorious nearby area) and so many other cool facts. If you can bring a Kite as this area is the one of the best places to fly a kite. Enjoy!!
Do yourself a favour, and check out this slice of history. We spent a couple hours here enjoying the history and the views. Lots of tourists but not too crowded. Fair admission price, friendly employees.
Beautiful historical landmark. There views are spectacular from the fort. The fort has a lot of history to learn while walking around inside.