Fortin de San Geronimo del Boqueron, San Juan

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#8 of 15 in Historic Sites in San Juan
Go on a self-guided tour around Fortin de San Geronimo del Boqueron, which dates back to the beginning of the 17th century. The small fort played a significant role in 1797, when it defended the Spanish army from British attacks. Largely intact, the architecture provides important insight into the building style of the colonial era. You'll find no informational signage here, so try to come as part of a guided tour or with a well-informed local friend. Make Fortin de San Geronimo del Boqueron part of your personalized San Juan itinerary using our San Juan trip itinerary builder .
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  • The fort itself is closed but still offers nice views of Condado. It is easily accessed behind the Hilton. Even though it is closed you can explore it easy enough if you so desire, though there is not...  more »
  • This fort sits just outside of the Caribe Hilton. It is blocked off and looks to be under restoration. There are several photos in the review of this fort that are actually of el Morro or Cristobal. T...  more »
  • Pretty walk along the Condado Lagoon to walk back to this fort. There are spots for good water views, but the actual fort was closed.  more »
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  • This tiny fortress which barely stands today is exceptional. Although it was nearly turned to gravel during heavy bombardment throughout the British American revolution, there is plenty of original fortress left to see. It is difficult to get to and you must actually park at the hotel parking garage and wander over to where the fortress is. This is a great place to grow and there's nobody in that area cares. While the fortress is closed they are planning to finalize and reopen it within a year
  • \\Historical Site Closed to the public, but the views from around San Gerónimo de Boquerón are stunning. Worth a quick look if in the area.
  • Closed to walking. Beautiful old Fort otherwise.
  • It's closed to the public due to restoration. Though, it must be a nice spot with a beautiful view.
  • It is no longer open, and has been closed for some time.

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