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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  • Originally this building was used as the official residence of the Spanish Captain General of Puerto Rico, now serves as the official residence of the Governor of Puerto Rico. On weekdays from 9.00 till 17.00 conduct free tours in English. On weekends the building closed and tours are not conducted.
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  • The fortress is home to all the rulers of our country, here live with their families during their incumbency.
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  • Live music Friday nights... Actually all the plazas in OSJ have live music. It is a great way to start your weekend.