Fort San Jeronimo
- Address: Calle Rosales | East of the Caribe Hilton, at the entrance to Condado Bay, San Juan, Puerto Rico
- Phone: +1-7877245477
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
- Tags: Art And Culture, Historical Site, Tourist Center, Architecture , Fort
Built in 1609 the Jeronimo fort served as a great fortification on the eastern side of the city. In 1797 the English forces attacked the fort with about 60 ship. Under the leadership of the then Lt. Col. Don Teodmiro del Torro the Spanish troops resisted and fought for two full weeks. They were successful in defeating the brits but lost the fort due to constant bombardment. It was later rebuilt in 1799 and continued to serve as military bastion till early 20th century. In 1983 it was declared a site of Historic Significance and was open to the public. It did undergo renovations continuously as it was deteriorating throughout the years due to lack of attention. However now the fort is restored and is open to public. It offers a superb view of the San Juan bay. There are also plans to include it in as part of San Juan National Historic Site.
- Please enquire before your visit.
- Recommended time : 10.00am to 5.00pm
- Ask locals for direction.
- Drive or take a cab if possible.
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14.24% of people who visit San Juan include Fort San Jeronimo in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
80% of people start their Fort San Jeronimo visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
1 Hr 30 Minutes
People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Fort San Jeronimo
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Fort San Jeronimo
Cool place to look at, not able to go in at this time due to damage sustained from hurricanes. You get to hear some cool sounds from the waves and watch the water going through the bridge. Quick stop as you explore PR!
Wonderful place to visit. Fortín de San Gerónimo del Boquerón is a small fort located in the mouth of the Condado Lagoon, across from the historic sector of Miramar in San Juan, Puerto Rico. It was built during the 18th century to replace a smaller battery that stood at the easternmost end of the San Juan islet. Wikipedia
Wanted to come here but it was closed from the hurricane i guess (came march 2018). Didn't look like there was much to see as its very small and simple looking for a 'fort'. Not really worth the detour...saw some locals make their way on the rocks to go by the fort but there isn't much to do.
This tiny fortress which barely stands today is exceptional. Although it was nearly turned to gravel during heavy bombardment throughout the British American revolution, there is plenty of original fortress left to see. It is difficult to get to and you must actually park at the hotel parking garage and wander over to where the fortress is. This is a great place to grow and there's nobody in that area cares. While the fortress is closed they are planning to finalize and reopen it within a year