Fort Saint Jerome

Local nameFortín de San Gerónimo
LocationSan Juan, Puerto Rico, USA

Fortín de San Gerónimo del Boquerón is a small fort located in the mouth of the Condado Lagoon, across from the historic sector of Miramar in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

It was built during the 18th century to replace a smaller battery that stood at the easternmost end of the San Juan islet. The original Boquerón battery was used by the Spanish to defend the city of San Juan from attacks by Sir Francis Drake in 1595 and George Clifford, the third Earl of Cumberland in 1598, who managed to destroy it during his attack. San Gerónimo became part of San Juan's first line of defense, along with the San Antonio Fort/Bridge and Escambrón Fort, being the fourth and last line of defense the formidable Castillo San Cristóbal, which guarded the city entrance proper.

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Opening hours

The for is closed to public.

More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fortín_de_San_Gerónimo

Official Website http://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/prvi/pr3.htm

Address Paseo Caribe, San Juan, 00907, Puerto Rico

Coordinates 18°27'46.223" N -66°5'3.377" E

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