La Fortaleza and San Juan National Historic Site in Puerto Rico

Local nameLa Fortaleza and San Juan World Heritage Site
LocationSan Juan, Puerto Rico, United States

La Fortaleza and San Juan National Historic Site in Puerto Rico is a World Heritage Site located in and near San Juan, Puerto Rico. It comprises a series of fortifications across two properties:

La Fortaleza

San Juan National Historic SiteThese structures were built between the 15th and 19th centuries to defend the city and harbor of San Juan, and are examples of European military architecture adapted to port cities on the American continent. La Fortaleza was the first defensive fortification built for the city. The historic site also includes Castillo de San Felipe del Morro, Castillo de San Cristóbal, El Cañuelo, and three-fourths of the old city wall.

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Address 139 Calle De Tetuan, San Juan 00901, United States

Coordinates 18°28'6.684" N -66°7'9.096" E

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