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. 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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  • Walk around in the House where he lives the Governor of Puerto Rico is a beautiful experience.
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  • An interesting sight to see while visiting Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. Tours are available, but limited. I would at the very least, be sure to walk by to see the architecture.  more »
  • Very interesting place, but it was election year, too much chages and very restricted. If you go along with a tour group or school group it will be a better experience.  more »