NileGuide Expert Says:
Educational and breath-taking, El Morro is the picturesque gem of Old San Juan and well worth the trek to its massive front doors.
00901 San Juan, Puerto Rico
tel: +1787 729 6960
fax: +1 787 289 7972
Construction of El Fuerte San Felipe del Morro or just El Morro, was started in 1540 to protect the coast from invading enemies. The fort is the main attraction of Old San Juan and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The 16th century citadel is monumental in size and breathtaking to look at. The grounds that surround it make it an even more majestic place. Enjoy the area like locals do; by flying kites, eating piraguas (shaved flavored ice) or just laying on the grass, feeling the wind that comes from the Atlantic sea.