La Fortaleza - Palacio de Santa Catalina, San Juan

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Government Building
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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  • The fortress is situated in a Bella street of the historic center, make free tour in Spanish and English, you must sign up on a list and be punctual, travel with a guide and security personnel is made since the Governor lives and works there. You can not enter with packages and left in an office. You must submit your document in my case was my passport and fill out a sheet with your data. The tour was wonderful, and full of history, boasts beautiful rooms and gardens, you can even come up with the Governor, this is not my case, lol. A site that you must not miss.
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  • It is very beautiful to see and the street itself is great to take a photo, however I literally only stayed there for 5 minutes and then I continued my walk. If you just want to stoll around then old ...  more »
  • Walk around in the House where he lives the Governor of Puerto Rico is a beautiful experience.
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