Castillo San Felipe del Morro

Top 1% of attractions in San Juan
8 / 10

6 expert reviews

“The breathtaking setting makes it the city's most popular attraction, so things can get crowded.”

– Concierge

Frommer's Frommer's
"This fort stands on a rocky promontory...with some of the most dramatic views in the Caribbean, you’ll find El Morro an intriguing labyrinth of dungeons, barracks, vaults, lookouts, and ramps." Full review
Make sure to walk out on the northernmost point, a narrow wedge overlooking the waves crashing into the rocky coast.
Fodor's Fodor's
"Rising 140 feet above the sea, the massive six-level fortress was built to protect the port and has a commanding view of the harbor. It is a labyrinth of cannon batteries, ramps, barracks, turrets" Full review
Travel + Leisure Travel + Leisure
"More commonly known as El Morro, this stone garrison is the second-oldest freestanding fort in the Americas." Full review
Afar Magazine Afar Magazine
"Work began on el Morro in 1539 and now, protected as a National Historic Site, travelers have the opportunity to walk through 500 years of its fascinating history." Full review
U.S. News & World Report U.S. News & World Report
"Go-to tourist attraction, both for its extensive history and its outstanding vistas of the Atlantic Ocean. Walk though the fortress' depths, which include a maze of tunnels, barracks and prison cells." Full review