Inscription. The National Park Service flys three flags over the fortifications at San Juan National Historic Site: the Burgundy Cross, the flag of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the flag of the United States of America.
By Don Morfe, April 21, 2012
|1. Three Flags Marker|
The Burgundy Cross was the Spanish military flag that flew here during most of the Spanish Colonial period. It was adopted in 1506 by Philip the Handsome, King of Castile, to honor his mother, Mary Duchess of Burgundy. At that time, Burgundy was a territory of Spain.
Location. 18° 28.044′ N, 66° 6.672′ W. Marker is in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in San Juan County. Marker is on Bulevar del Valle. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Juan PR 00901, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. National Historic Site (here, next to this marker); The Heart of San Cristobal (here, next to this marker); Firepower (here, next to this marker); What About Water? (here, next to this marker); In Defense of San Juan (here, next to this marker); Defending San Juan (approx. 0.7 miles away); A Defense of the 1st Order (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Main Plaza (approx. 0.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in San Juan.