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San Juan, Puerto Rico. Fort San Felipe del Morro. P.1.

Capi4ca • 4 minutes read • September 1st, 2015

Fort San Felipe del Morro

 was built by the Spaniards and named after the Spanish king Philip II. A mighty fortress (6 levels, dungeons, barracks, warehouses) protected the

Old Town

and the entrance to San Juan Bay. 
This Fort was built and completed within 1539-1765. But during the Second World War, the USA added here a tower with a lighthouse.
In 1983, Fort San Felipe del Morro was included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Fort from the sea looks like this. And we are going to it from the

city

.

Fort can be reached by free tourist train, which runs through the city.

Fortified wall stretches along the coast next to Fort San Cristobal.

Here's an entrance to the Fort:

We'll look at exhibits located here later. And now we are going to that arch.

This is a road to the Lighthouse.

Here's the Atlantic Ocean.

We are going up to the lighthouse. The way to the very top is closed.

But the view is good even from here! But we have to shoot through the glass.

So it's better to come down on the viewpoint before the lighthouse.

Now we are going to the other side of the fortress.

Here's a view of San Juan Bay.

This is Fort San Juan de la Cruz. We saw it when we were walking along the promenade.

You can come into one tower and look around from it.

Here's the full view.

And we are going down.
Author: Capi4ca
Source: capi4ca.livejournal.com
Translated by: Gian Luka

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