Fort San Felipe del Morro
The mighty six-level fortress of San Felipe del Morro, built in
1540, towers 140 feet (43m) above the sea on San Juan Bay, its
18-foot thick (5m) walls having proved a worthy defence against
invasion. The largest fortification in the Caribbean, it is a maze
of tunnels, dungeons, barracks, lookouts and ramps, offering
spectacular views from atop its ramparts. Also in Norzagaray
Street, Old San Juan, is El Morro's partner in defending the city,
Castillo San Cristobal, built in the 17th century to a confusing
and intricate modular design.
Telephone: 787 729 6960
Opening Time: Forts open daily from 9am to 6pm.
Admission: US$3 (adults), concessions available