FREE ENTRANCE TO CASTILLO SAN FELIPE DEL MORRO AND CASTILLO SAN CRISTOBAL DURING NATIONAL PARK WEEK, APRIL 21-29

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Date: April 2, 2012
Contact: Dilcia Gonzalez, 787-729-6777

Superintendent Walter J. Chavez announces free entrance to Castillo San Cristóbal and Castillo San Felipe del Morro during National Park Week, April 21 to 29. The National Park Service invites the public to visit their national parks free of charge, to have fun and to reconnect with history and nature during this year's celebration of National Park Week.

Join a ranger for a short, informational talk available, every hour on the hour, in the main plaza of El Morro and San Cristóbal seven days a week. Weekend guided tours are available in both San Cristóbal and El Morro at 10:30am and 2:30pm. The Lelolai Festival, a cultural program created by the Tourism Company to promote the Puerto Rican culture through music, rhythm and dance, is available every Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. in the main plaza of Castillo San Cristobal.

"This is a great opportunity and time to visit the fortifications free of charge. During National Park Week, our volunteers and junior rangers will be recognized with special activities and the annual commemoration of the 1797 British attack on San Juan will be held as well." states Superintendent Walter J. Chavez.

San Juan National Historic Site is comprised of Castillo San Felipe del Morro, Castillo San Cristóbal, Fort Juan de La Cruz (El Cañuelo), San Juan Gate, and most of the City Wall. The fortifications are open every day from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, except on except on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.Admission to the fortifications of El Morro and San Cristóbal is regularly $3 for adults for one fort or $5 for both; free for ages 15 and under.

For more information, please call (787)729-6777 or visit www.nps.gov/saju.



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