We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers: Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Constructed to defend the San Juan coastline during the 17th and 18th centuries, this dramatic fortress rises 140 feet above the sea on a rocky promontory, and is composed of six huge levels of ramps, barracks, dungeons, turrets, towers and tunnels.
Certificate of Excellence
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Norzagaray St | Old San Juan, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
All reviews el morro flying kites great history the national park service bring water views are amazing history buff free trolley entrance fee lots of history wear comfortable shoes great place to visit walk around cruise ship old city ocean fortress
This is a great place to see if you don’t mind walking up and down ramps and steps. The views are incredible and worth the walk. The fort was so strategically located on high ground. Amazing the amount of material and work it took. Well...More
We came to San Juan as a port with Carnival cruise. We did not have an excursion planned. When we exited the port we were attacked with offers for tours and taxis. We wanted to spend the day on our own. We walked in the...More
It was amazing to think it took the Spanish about 250 years to build El Morro. All of it was done without cranes, machines, or hydraulics. This was the jumping off point for the new world. This fortress was built with sweat, hard work, and...More
It was really cool to see the fort. The views from the top are AMAZING!!! That alone was worth the admission.
I spoke with one of the park rangers when I was looking for a tour. He let me know that there were only two...More
Response from couplessPS | Reviewed this property |
I agree with other comments. I have been in Puerto Rico three times since this fall, and I felt perfectly safe, at all times, in Old San Juan. I am certain there are parts of the island that are less safe, but that is true... More
I agree with other comments. I have been in Puerto Rico three times since this fall, and I felt perfectly safe, at all times, in Old San Juan. I am certain there are parts of the island that are less safe, but that is true of any place. Still, my son lives there so I have spent a lot of time in the area , always feeling safe and respected. I was there alone for a couple of days as well- still felt safe and no inappropriate remarks. In fact I found everyone as vert friendly and I felt safer than I do in most American cities..