• Soldiers marching to the entrance of Castillo San Felipe del Morro

    San Juan

    National Historic Site Puerto Rico

Directions

San Cristobal
Depart near Los Angeles on Local road(s) (North) for 32 yds
Bear LEFT (North-West) onto Local road(s) for 0.3 mi
Bear RIGHT (West) onto Local road(s) for 43 yds
Bear LEFT (West) onto Local road(s) for 0.3 mi
Merge onto Local road(s) for 65 yds
Take Ramp (RIGHT) onto Local road(s) for 0.4 mi towards A-26 / CS-187 / San Juan / Isla Verde
Take Ramp (LEFT) onto A-26 [Expreso Román Baldorioty de Castro] for 4.7 mi towards A-26 / San Juan
Bear RIGHT (North) onto C-1 [Avenida Juan Ponce de Leon] for 43 yds
Keep STRAIGHT onto PR-25 [Avenida Juan Ponce de Leon] for 1.9 mi
Arrive Castillo de San Cristobal [Avenida Muñoz Rivera, San Juan Puerto Rico 00901, Puerto Rico]
The total distance from the airport to Castillo San Cristobal is 7.8 miles.  The drive may take 15-30 minutes depending on traffic.
 
El Morro
Depart near Los Angeles on Local road(s) (North) for 32 yds
Bear LEFT (North-West) onto Local road(s) for 0.3 mi
Bear RIGHT (West) onto Local road(s) for 43 yds
Bear LEFT (West) onto Local road(s) for 0.3 mi
Merge onto Local road(s) for 65 yds
Take Ramp (RIGHT) onto Local road(s) for 0.4 mi towards A-26 / CS-187 / San Juan / Isla Verde
Take Ramp (LEFT) onto A-26 [Expreso Román Baldorioty de Castro] for 4.7 mi towards A-26 / San Juan
Bear RIGHT (North) onto C-1 [Avenida Juan Ponce de Leon] for 43 yds
Keep STRAIGHT onto PR-25 [Avenida Juan Ponce de Leon] for 1.9 mi
Keep RIGHT onto Avenida Muñoz Rivera for 32 yds
Bear RIGHT (North) onto Calle Norzagaray for 0.7 mi
Arrive Castillo San Felipe del Morro
The total distance from the airport to Castillo San Felipe del Morro is 8.5 miles.  The drive may take 20-35 minutes depending on traffic.
 
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On foot
If arriving by cruise ship, most piers are within walking distance (10-15 minutes). Just walk north, up the hill, past the Plaza Colon to reach Calle Norzagaray.  You will see Castillo San Cristóbal from the Plaza Colon and Castillo San Felipe del Morro is a 15 minute walk up Calle Norzagaray from San Cristóbal.  The Pan-American pier is 3 miles away.  Taxis are available.

Public Transportation
Free trams are available throughout the day and will take you from the cruise ship piers in Old San Juan to both fortifications.  Their schedule depends on traffic in the old city, usually a 20-30 minute wait.
Trams stops will be numbered 1 to 26 throughout the city.
 

Castillo San Cristobal entrance for GPS

18.46674 N 66.11080 W

Castillo San Felipe del Morro for GPS

18.47118 N 66.12422 W

Did You Know?

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The earliest fortification of San Juan NHS, Castillo San Felipe del Morro was begun in 1539, 68 years before the First English Settlement in Jamestown.