The Gibraltar of the Caribbean
Puerto Rico’s geographic position at the western edge of the Caribbean made San Juan one of the key frontier outposts of Spain’s West Indies dominions. San Juan National Historic Site includes Castillo San Cristóbal, Castillo San Felipe del Morro, Fortín San Juan de la Cruz known locally as El Cañuelo, and three fourths of the city walls.
LeLoLai Festival at Castillo San Cristobal
This program is an entertaining and cultural program that has been a part of Puerto Rican Tourism Company for almost 30 years. It was created to promoRead More
Commemoration of the 1797 Defense of San Juan
From 17 April - 2 May 1797 a powerful British force of 68 ships and 13,000 men assaulted the City of San Juan.Read More
9th Kite Festival at San Felipe de El Morro
The public is invited to participate in the 9th Annual Kite Festival on the historic grounds of Castillo San Felipe de El MorroRead More
San Juan NHS: Where History Comes to Life
Where History Comes to Life reveals the sights, sounds, and experience that await those who venture through the historic gates.Read More
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.