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La Fortaleza - Palacio de Santa Catalina: Tours & Tickets

Open Now: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Visitors can take guided tours through this World Heritage Site, a 40-room mansion completed in 1540 that was used to defend against foreign invaders.
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Calle Fortaleza, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
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Reviewed 20 August 2019

It is very important to visit El Morro which is filled with history. This place is beautiful and a must see. The views from the top of the fort are beautiful.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank elw966
Reviewed 18 August 2019

The governors place is interesting. If you like history and spanish designs. The tour is very informative.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank T1701QSwilliamb
Reviewed 16 July 2019

This is where The Governor lives--gated=they do give guided tours on week days. Has a good history to it. next time in San Juan, I'll visit==located at the end of the street with all the umbrellas

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank jlantern3
Reviewed 5 July 2019 via mobile

La Fortaleza is located at Recinto Oeste Street, adjacent from another side to the San Juan Gate. Free weekly guided tours from 9am to 4pm except holidays offer a great view of the place and the gardens! For your convenience please call ahead of time...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Upekkhapr
Reviewed 21 March 2019

I would rate this landmark higher, but the property is gated without public access. Maybe there are tours, but I've never been on one. Puerto Rican governor still lives in this mansion.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Jerry C
Reviewed 2 March 2019

This is a beautiful blue mansion that the Governor of Puerto Rico resides in.We had no idea that they gave free tours of this place. Missed out again! Beautiful from the outside too. In an awesome city with gorgeous views everywhere.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Daisy C
Reviewed 27 February 2019 via mobile

This beautiful blue mansion, facing San Juan Harbor, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Built in the 1500s as a fortress, it is now the residence and working offices of the Governor of Puerto Rico. Half hour tours are free of charge! It includes parts...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank lobstaluva
Reviewed 15 February 2019

This 30 minute free tour is offered Monday through Friday.You must check in at the yellow building near the gate on Fortaleza Street under the umbrellas. The guided tour included information about the history of the palace. We toured the garden, the chapel and a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
3  Thank Maryann L
Reviewed 25 January 2019

Didn’t get a picture but this building is situated at the end of Paseo de Sombrillas, off of Fortaleza Street, in Old San Juan.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank angier931
Reviewed 31 December 2018

If your in your car you will not be able to drive down the street to take a photo of the mansion, you will have to find a parking and walk down as far as the Police will let you. Once you enter Old San...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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25 July 2019|
Response from Upekkhapr | Reviewed this property |
Hello, there have been some protests these days in Old San Juan and I would recommend visiting other parts of the island and not Old San Juan because of the crowds of people asking for things to be better for Puerto Rico... More
19 May 2017|
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Response from Gina48220 | Reviewed this property |
We just went to the office and asked when was the next scheduled tour and then we showed up at the scheduled time. If you are facing the mansion, the office is on the left hand side of the street and it's a few buildings... More
12 July 2016|
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63 Calle Fortaleza, San Juan, 00901, Puerto Rico