Castillo San Felipe Del MorroCurrently Closed
- 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
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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Things to Know Before Visiting Castillo San Felipe Del Morro
92.26% of people who visit San Juan include Castillo San Felipe Del Morro in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
37.89% 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
77.79% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Castillo San Felipe Del Morro
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Castillo San Felipe Del Morro, San Juan Reviews
It is an extraordinary place full of lots of history. I visit the parks twice a month and every time I learn something new. You can close your eyes and actually she and feel what happened there. The staff is excellent and they are full of knowledge. Fantastic place to visit but the only problem is you won't want to leave and did I mention the view it's breathe taking. Puerto Rico is blessed to have a Natural Historic Park like this. I DEFINITELY FOUND MY PARK!
Beautiful history of how the island came to be. If you go on a holiday it's usually free. We went on Veterans Day. The views from the towers are beautiful and picturesque. Wear comfortable tennis shoes so some areas get wet from the rain (it is a tropical island) and the ground becomes slippery. There's tour guides that will take you to different sections and give you the history of the fort, battles, a day in the life of a soldier back then, etc. This was my second time going and I enjoyed it as much as the first time. I definitely recommend it to anyone who is visiting the island or locals.
Great place to visit! A lot of history here. You will get me ch more in touch with the history of Europe first discovering the Americas. Also, call me dense, but i didn’t realize this was a US national park until we entered. If you a park pass it works here. And everything you have come to respect about the national park system is in place. Well kept grounds, great historical information, clean facilities and helpful staff!
Fantastic history. Definitely get a tour guide or you won’t appreciate it and it will be just another fort. It is well marked and curated if you do it on your own. Amazing view of the ocean, the cemetery and the old town. We took a Segway tour to it which was great. Cost to get in but can spend some time exploring. Small gift shop and restrooms available.
This graveyard is in the valley next to the big fort in San Juan. It is not to be missed. There are so many beautiful grave markers that show the passing of time. I took lots and lots of pictures to share because they are both fascinating and lovely. They stand next to the ocean with little to protect them from the elements, and the weathering and patina you encounter on them is incredible. If you are visiting the fort, take a little time for the walk down to the valley next to it and see the graveyard. I found it way more interesting than the fort. There are markers that are huge and others that are mere crypts or shelves, some are collapsing under their own weight. Many of withstanding the ravages of barbarous force brought on by the sea, the weather, and people visiting.