La Fortaleza

Photo Credit: © Roger Wollstadt CC

La Fortaleza, or the Governor's Mansion, is the oldest continuously inhabited building in the entire New World. There are gardens here that visitors can explore and admire.


While the public will not be able to go inside the house, the gardens are quite beautiful, and together with the house in the background can make a wonderful picture.

Staying Close

La Fortaleza is located in Old San Juan, which means visitors to this region of Puerto Rico will have easy access to this historic attraction during their visit. While this location isn't swarming with tourists, you will still find a reasonably good selection of accommodations to choose from.

Hotels near La Fortaleza
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Villa Herencia B & B 0.1 mi. (0.2 km) N
Hotel Plaza de Armas Old San Juan Hotel 0.1 mi. (0.1 km) ENE
Hotel El Convento Hotel 0.2 mi. (0.2 km) NNE
Tree House in San Juan Hostel 0.2 mi. (0.2 km) NNE
Sj Suites Hotel Hotel 0.3 mi. (0.2 km) E
The Gallery Inn Hotel 0.3 mi. (0.3 km) NE
Fortaleza Guest House Guest house 0.3 mi. (0.3 km) E

Location and What's Nearby

There is a modest selection close-by out-of-doors options to pursue during the times when you are not exploring La Fortaleza. Historic site guests also interested in golfing can do so at the nearest course, Fort Buchanan Golf Club. If golf doesn't tickle your fancy, there's no need to fret - go over to Escambron Beach, the closest beach. Though the selection might be scarce, one or two other similar outdoor activities exist in the area. Guests will find multiple other interesting places to get away from the sun in this general area. Located only a short distance away are two additional alluring attractions close by--Red Palace and Raices Fountain.


Operating Hours

The Garden is open to the public on the weekends.


Arrive at this landmark prepared to pay the cost of admission, which your group can learn by phoning before you leave.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (787) 721-7000 Or (787) 721-2211

Location: Fortaleza Street, Old San Juan, Puerto Rico


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