Fortifications of Old San Juan: Guardians of the Caribbean (Teaching with Historic Places)Discover how Spanish fortifications on the island of Puerto Rico helped protect Spain's expanding interests in the New World.
La versión en español Los Castillos del Viejo San Juan: Guardianes del Caribe
Did You Know?
Three lighthouses have stood on El Morro's 6th level in its long history. The first one was built in 1846. A second one replaced it in 1872. It took a direct hit during the 1898 bombardment by Sampson's US fleet, but the brick foundation was salvaged in 1909 to erect the lighthouse in use today.