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

National Historic Site

San Juan

 

—Puerto Rico —

 
National Historic Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 21, 2012
1. National Historic Site Marker
Inscription. Here in San Juan are the oldest European type masonry fortifications in United States Territory. The historic site includes the Spanish built forts of El Morro, El Canuelo, San Cristobal, Casa Blanca and the old city walls. These structures date from 1525-1787. They were built to create and impregnable position at the eastern entrance to the Caribbean Sea. The unsurpassed strategic location of San Juan Harbor made the island of Puerto Rico of vital importance to the Spanish imperial system in the New World. National Park Service United States Department of the Interior
 
Location. 18° 28.044′ N, 66° 6.672′ W. Marker is in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in San Juan Municipality. 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. In Defense of San Juan (here, next to this marker); What About Water? (here, next to this marker); Firepower (here, next to this marker); Three Flags (here, next to this marker); The Heart of San Cristobal (here, next to this marker); Noel Estrada (approx.
National Historic Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 21, 2012
2. National Historic Site Marker
¼ mile away); Casa Natal de Don Ramón Power y Giralt (approx. 0.4 miles away); Francisco de Miranda (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in San Juan.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 340 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. 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 16, 2016.
 
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