Fuerte San Geronimo

Fortín de San Gerónimo was built to replace the original "El Boqueron" that was destroyed in 1598 by the British Navy. After the completion, and the renovation of other forts in San Juan, San Geronimo became the first line of defense in the case of an attack.


Visitors to San Juan who want to visit the fort will need to go through the Caribe Hilton Hotel, which is the organization that manages the fort. You will need to contact them for up to date information as to accessibility, as they have been known to close it to the public for various reasons.

Staying Close

Fuerte San Geronimo is located on Viejo San Juan, meaning those staying in this area of Puerto Rico will be pleased to have convenient access to the historical site during their visit. Since there is an impressive variety of places to stay in the vicinity of Fuerte San Geronimo, folks wishing to stay in the region will easily find something that suits their particular needs.

Hotels near Fuerte San Geronimo
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Caribe Hilton Hotel 0.1 mi. (1.5 km) WNW
Hotel el Consulado Hotel 0.3 mi. (0.9 km) ESE
Condado Plaza Hilton Resort 0.3 mi. (0.9 km) ESE
Hyatt Place San Juan/City Center Hotel 0.4 mi. (1.3 km) SSW
Hotel Miramar Hotel 0.4 mi. (1.2 km) S
Hyatt House San Juan Hotel 0.5 mi. (1.4 km) SSW
Condado Vanderbilt Hotel Hotel 0.6 mi. (0.4 km) ESE

Location and What's Nearby

Of course, one of the most enjoyable possibilities while spending an afternoon exploring the area could be eating a meal at a restaurant within traveling distance of this historical site. The nearest eatery is Morton's The Steakhouse, which offers American food. The dining establishment is a short ways off, but distant enough that you will want to aim for having a particular method of transportation to get there. Atlantico Pool Bar & Grill and II Giardino La Trattoria are a couple other restaurant options close to Fuerte San Geronimo. At II Giardino La Trattoria you and your party might try a bit of Italian meals and enjoy the culture of Puerto Rico.


Contact Information

Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico


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