La Fortaleza - Palacio de Santa Catalina, San Juan
(4/5 based on 150 reviews on the web)
Built between 1533 and 1540 as a fortress, the World Heritage-listed La Fortaleza - Palacio de Santa Catalina remains the home of Puerto Rico's governor and represents one of the oldest executive mansions in the Americas. Take a guided tour to see simply yet tastefully decorated rooms and halls. Walk through the luscious gardens, which feature mosaic decorations and vistas spreading across the harbor and the old walls. For travelers who use our world travel planner, San Juan holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the La Fortaleza - Palacio de Santa Catalina and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • This palace can be seen from the streets. Cant get in must have a pass to enter. Guard standing at the gate. Beautiful to see and take picture from the outside. 
  • The only reason I cannot truly give it a 5-star is that one of the floors that will be available for viewing (this Sunday only) was not available when we went on Wednesay 12/7. The tour guide is exter...  more »
  • Beautiful & full of history. We talk our time, visited the fountain, vendors and food trucks. Great way to stay cool.