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San Juan in San Juan Municipality, Puerto Rico — The Caribbean (The West Indies)
 

Defending San Juan

Defensa de San Juan

 
 
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By Don Morfe, April 21, 2012
1. Defending San Juan Marker
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.

More to See
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.

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Defensa de San Juan
El Castillo de San Felipe de Morro, la fortaleza que está ubicada en el amplio campo frente a usted, protegía la Bahía de San Juan. Este forma parte del extenso sistema de fortificaciones construido por España durante un periodo de 250 años. La gran mayoría de estas fortificaciones - que usted puede visitar hoy día - componen el San Juan National Historic Site.

Más para ver
Descubra el Castillo San Cristóbal, las murallas de la ciudad y el Fortín San Juan de la Cruz. Camine por el Paseo del Morro localizado a lo largo de la Bahía de San Juan, al pie de las murallas de San Felipe del Morro.
 
Location. 18° 28.092′ N, 66° 7.266′ W. Marker is in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in San

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By Don Morfe, April 21, 2012
2. Defending San Juan Marker
Juan Municipality. 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); Francisco de Miranda (approx. 0.4 miles away); Casa Natal de Don Ramón Power y Giralt (approx. 0.4 miles away); Noel Estrada (approx. half a mile away); In Defense of San Juan (approx. 0.7 miles away); What About Water? (approx. 0.7 miles away); Firepower (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in San Juan.
 
Categories. Forts, Castles
 
Defending San Juan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 21, 2012
3. Defending San Juan Marker
Defending San Juan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 21, 2012
4. Defending San Juan Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 343 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 23, 2016.
 
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