Fort de San Filipe del Morro

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What began as a single defensive tower would eventually become a major fort on the island that served as a defense against any approaching naval ships. Today the site is located in and administered by the Sna Juan National Historic Site, a branch of the US National Parks Service.


After gaining admission, you are free to explore the fort and learn of its rich history.

Staying Close

Those wishing to visit Fort de San Filipe del Morro may choose to book their trip on Viejo San Juan, since travelers to this area of Puerto Rico will be pleased to have easy access to this historic attraction for the duration of their trip. Even though this location isn't over-crowded, you'll still find a reasonably good selection of lodging options to pick from.

Hotels near Fort de San Filipe del Morro
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Villa Herencia B & B 0.5 mi. (0.2 km) SE
Tree House in San Juan Hostel 0.5 mi. (0.2 km) ESE
Hotel El Convento Hotel 0.5 mi. (0.2 km) SE
The Caleta Guesthouse Hotel 0.5 mi. (0.2 km) SE
The Gallery Inn Hotel 0.5 mi. (0.3 km) ESE
CasaBlanca Hotel Hotel -- --
Hotel Plaza de Armas Old San Juan Hotel 0.6 mi. (0.1 km) SE

Location and What's Nearby

Of course, one of the most delightful options while spending some time exploring the area could be chowing down on food at a restaurant within traveling distance of this historical site. Amadeus Cafe Restaurant, which serves contemporary dishes, will be of particular interest to visitors looking for a convenient meal. Nono's Bar And Restaurant and Aureola Cafe Restaurant are some of the other restaurant options close to Fort de San Filipe del Morro. At Aureola Cafe Restaurant you and your party should be sure to try a bit of Caribbean cuisine and enjoy the local foods and culture of Puerto Rico.


Operating Hours

During the winter and spring months, the parks is open from 9:00am to 5:00pm, and from 9:00am to 6:00pm during the summer and autumn.


There is an entrance fee of $3 per adult.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (787) 729-6777

Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico


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