The Fortaleza was built in 1540 as a fortress to guard the
entrance to the San Juan harbour, but later became the official
Governor's residence. During succeeding centuries the original
structure has been remodelled and expanded, with a neoclassical
fa?žade being added in 1846 to leave the building with its palatial
aspect. The current governor of Puerto Rico is in residence - the
170th Governor to live in the Fortaleza.
Address: Fortaleza Street, Old San Juan Telephone: 729 6960 Opening Time: Open Monday to Friday, from 9am to
5pm. Admission: Free
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