Inscription. Castillo San Felipe del Morro, the fortress across the broad field in front of you, protected San Juan Harbor. It is part of an extensive fortification system built by Spain over a 250-year period. The major surviving parts of these fortifications---which you can visit today--- make up San Juan National Historic Site.
By Don Morfe, April 21, 2012
|1. Defending San Juan Marker|
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Discover Castillo San Cristobal, the city wall, and Fort San Juan de la Cruz. Walk on the Paseo del Morro along San Juan Bay beneath San Felipe del Morro’s towering walls.
Location. 18° 28.092′ N, 66° 7.266′ W. Marker is in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in San Juan County. Marker is on Cll Del Morro. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Juan PR 00926, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Defense of the 1st Order (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Main Plaza (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Heart of San Cristobal (approx. 0.7 miles away); Three Flags (approx. 0.7 miles away); Firepower (approx. 0.7 miles away); What About Water? (approx. 0.7 miles away); In Defense of San Juan (approx. 0.7 miles away); National Historic Site (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in San Juan.