La Fortaleza - Palacio de Santa Catalina, San Juan

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#7 of 15 in Historic Sites in San Juan
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. Our San Juan trip itinerary maker app makes visiting La Fortaleza - Palacio de Santa Catalina and other San Juan attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Looked neat buildings to approach the building from the town and buildings of old San Juan's lovely pastel mix pale grey eye catching, but the approach from the coast the same impression, such as government buildings on the Fort building, but a totally different look. Building was covered with fencing and other parties seemed off limits.
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  • We must make reservation, before moving on. We were accommodated in a pleasant living room. Then, you can request the tour in English or Spanish. The young man was super friendly, showed us the fortress gardens and the surrounding area as well as certain places very history and interesting. The entrance and the excursion is free. Gave us a booklet with more information. It was worth the trip. I recommend it.
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  • We did the guided tour through the gardens of the fortress and is highly recommended! do not forget to do so is free
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