The Fortifications of Old San Juan


Tour Number

Activity Level



City, First Time Visitor, Shore Excursion


Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 10



English (fluent), Spanish (fluent)

A Historical Experience Inside El Morro and San Cristobal Forts

This private tour walks along the walls of Old San Juan and visits the interior of both the San Felipe del Morro and San Cristobal Castles. The experience highlights the history, importance and military role of these fortifications for Spain and the United States over the last five centuries. This tour is a fantastic opportunity to learn why The San Juan National Historical Site is considered a World Heritage Site and the most popular tourist attraction of Puerto Rico.

The tour also visits other buildings of historical importance and gorgeous architecture such as the Ballajá Barracks, Governors Mansion and San José Church.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Plaza Dársenas in Old San Juan

End location: Plaza Colón in Old San Juan

Duration: 3 hours 30 min.

What’s Included

Professional licensed tour guide
City map
Photo ups

Estimated Local Cash Needed

10 USD - Entrance fee to the Fortifications
Water, soda or coffee along the way

What’s Extra

Entrance fee to the Forts ($7)
Water, sodas or coffee
Sun Screen

A Recent Review of this tour

Jorge is an excellent guide! He is very knowledgeable, easy to talk to, considerate, and very passionate about Puerto Rico. We did multiple tours and his was by far the best. He always seemed to have detailed information or stories about everything we saw. We enjoyed the time we spent with him and we would recommend him without hesitation!
Jeff Whitfill

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