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

Those wishing to visit La Fortaleza may choose to book their trip in Old San Juan, as visitors to this area of Puerto Rico will have the benefit of convenient access to the historical site throughout their trip. While the area isn't swarming with tourists, you will still have a reasonable selection of hotel options to pick from.

Hotels near La Fortaleza
Hotel Type Distance Direction
The Caleta Guesthouse Hotel 0.1 mi. (0.2 km) N
CasaBlanca Hotel Hotel -- --
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
Sj Suites Hotel Hotel 0.3 mi. (0.2 km) E
The Gallery Inn Hotel 0.3 mi. (0.3 km) NE

Location and What's Nearby

If you find yourself hungry after viewing the historic site, no problem -- you'll find numerous choices of dining possibilities near this attraction. The nearest place to eat is La Danza Bar & Restaurant, an ideal restaurant to enjoy a meal at on your way to spending time at this historical site. Cafe La Princesa and La Cucina di Ivo are some of the additional nearby lunch and dinner possibilities. At La Cucina di Ivo you should be sure to try out Italian cuisine and enjoy the culture of Puerto Rico.


Operating Hours

The Garden is open to the public on the weekends.


Show up at this landmark ready to give over the cost of admission, which your group can determine by calling ahead of time.

Contact Information

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

Location: Fortaleza Street, San Juan, Puerto Rico


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