La Fortaleza - Palacio de Santa Catalina, San Juan

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#6 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. 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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  • August 10, 2017
    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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  • August 7, 2017
    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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  • May 27, 2017
    Our family was just walking around San Juan and stumbled across this. It is a free tour that is given most weekdays. It is a nice, easy, not fast paced tour. The place is beautiful and we were able to...  more »

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