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

Viejo San Juan is a good option for those wishing to visit Fort de San Filipe del Morro, since those staying in this area of Puerto Rico will have the benefit of easy access to this historic attraction for the duration of their trip. Despite the fact that the region doesn't see extremely high levels of tourism, you'll still find a reasonable selection of accommodations to choose from.

Hotels near Fort de San Filipe del Morro
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Villa Herencia B & B 0.5 mi. (0.2 km) SE
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
Sj Suites Hotel Hotel 0.7 mi. (0.2 km) SE

Location and What's Nearby

Vivacious guests may likely be attracted by the area because of the opportunities for outdoor options. Historic site visitors also hoping to play a round or two of golf should look into the nearest course, Fort Buchanan Golf Club. If golf doesn't tickle your fancy, additional outdoor opportunities can still be found at Escambrion Beach, which is the closest coastline to visit. While the options above may be the easiest to get to, you'll still have access to numerous equally enjoyable outdoor possibilities. Historic site guests will encounter a variety of other local attractions in this general area. You'll find a pair of nearby attractions -Instituto De Cultura Puertorriquena and Ballaja Plaza- which are both located within just a couple miles of the historic site.


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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