Castillo San Felipe del Morro

Castle, Historic Site, History Museum
Calle Norzagaray (El Morro y Norzagaray)
San Juan, San Juan 00901


  • Es el eje del sistema colonial de defensa de San Juan, cuya construccin comenz en 1530 y termin en el siglo XVIII.
  • plan on spending lots of time and wear good shoes. Amazing history to see
  • One of my favorite places as a child! Grab a kite and enjoy of the gentle sea breeze. Be sure to try a "Piragua"!
  • On a sunny day come here in the late afternoon, around 4 or so, and spend a while lounging on the grass and watching kids fly kites. Great spot for photos. Buy a passion fruit sorbet from the vendor.
  • Take the trolley there! It's free!
  • Gorgeous old fort with incredible views, surrounded by a great grassy park full of picnics and kite flying.
  • San Juan's military structures were built by the Spaniards and are the oldest European constructions in the US. Built at the harbor's entrance, El Morro (1539) has withstood several attacks.
  • Take lots of photographs, ocean views, the fortress itself, and surrounding grounds are spectacular.
  • Classic, must-see site for any visitor new to PR & interested in more then just Bacardi tours, beautiful beaches, & delicious eats! (not that there's anything wrong with the previously mentioned :-)
  • Find the helado cart & try the Coco Pia !
  • Bring a kite
  • If the wind is right, you can fly a kite
  • If you are staying in PR for a few days, you can buy one pass for both El Morro and San Cristobal (the other fortress). Visit them on different days--the pass is good for both visits.
  • Beautiful view of the ocean and insightful history. Very windy and great for flying kites. Simultaneously romantic, historic, and fun. Good for everyone.
  • The fort protected the island when it was known as the guardian of the new world with nearly half a century of military history that began with the Spanish conquistadores and ended with World War II.
  • Great place to come with the family. Good History and great view. Fly kites.
  • There's a saying: "If you haven't visited El Morro, you haven't been to Puerto Rico." Dating back to the 16th century, this fort is magnificent and historically significant.
  • Really beautiful. A lot of history
  • If u also plan on visiting San Cristobal Fort buy a combined ticket to save
  • One of my favorite places in Old San Juan - great photo opportunities and great spot for sunsets - some fun facts

Nearby places

Calle Norzagaray (Muñoz Rivera Avenue)
104 Fortaleza Street (San Jose and Cristo Street)