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

Fort de San Filipe del Morro is located on Viejo San Juan, meaning those visiting this area of Puerto Rico will be pleased to have easy access to this historic attraction during their time there. There a reasonable number of hotels in the neighborhood within the vicinity of this historical site.

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

There are several picks of eateries to pick from in the region around Fort de San Filipe del Morro. The most nearby eatery is Amadeus Cafe Restaurant, which has a menu full of contemporary fare. Also near Fort de San Filipe del Morro you'll find options including Nono's Bar And Restaurant and Aureola Cafe Restaurant where you and your companions may try a bit of Caribbean cuisine and enjoy the 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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