La Fortaleza - Palacio de Santa Catalina, San Juan

Categories: Government Buildings, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4/5 based on 140 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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  • La Fortaleza is located near the Park pigeons. This old fortress city, but from the beginning it was the residence of the Governor. To date, the latter has already 170. In the year 1846 Fort redevelopment to turn it into a Palace. The Palace can be reached with a free tour, but not Russian. Recommend.
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  • The tour of La Fortaleza was definitely more interesting than I anticipated. You get to go around the home and fortress of many government officials throughout the years. It offers a rare opportunity ...  read more »
  • This Mansion which is the home of the governor of Puerto Rico is simply a stunning piece of architecture. With original paintings and artifacts this is truly a gem of the island. Tours are daily and f...  read more »
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