Fortín de San Gerónimo

Local name
LocationSan Juan, Puerto Rico

Fortín de San Gerónimo de Boquerón is a small fort located at 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 Fortín San Antonio and Escambrón Fort, while the last line of defense was the formidable Castillo San Cristóbal, which guarded the city entrance proper and also defended from land attacks.

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

Address United States

Coordinates 18°27'48.426" N -66°5'3.719" E

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