La Fortaleza - Palacio de Santa Catalina, San Juan

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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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  • La fortaleza is at the end of “Calle Fortaleza”. This is the residence for the governor of Puerto Rico and his family. Book a tour.  more »
  • It is a finely decorated, beautifully carved, white and flawless beautiful building where resides the Roselló Governor.
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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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