Castillo San Felipe del Morro
Castillo San Felipe del Morro

Castillo San Felipe del Morro

Top 2% 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

"Called “El Morro,” this fort stands on a rocky promontory dominating the entrance to San Juan Bay. Constructed in 1540, the original fort was a round tower, which can still be seen deep..." Full review
Make sure to walk out on the northernmost point, a narrow wedge overlooking the waves crashing into the rocky coast.
"At the northwestern tip of Old San Juan, El Morro (the promontory) was built by the Spaniards between 1539 and 1790. Rising 140 feet above the sea, the massive six-level fortress was..." Full review
Travel + Leisure
"More commonly known as El Morro, this stone garrison is the second-oldest freestanding fort in the Americas." Full review
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. Go on a Sunday to see..." Full review
U.S. News & World Report
"El Morro juts out of San Juan harbor beckoning to cruise ships just as it used to deter sea attacks. The structure is a hulking six-story fortress built between 1539 and 1589,..." Full review

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