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Palo Seco in Toa Baja Municipality, Puerto Rico — The Caribbean (The West Indies)
 

Defending San Juan

 
 
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By Don Morfe, April 20, 2012
1. Defending San Juan Marker
Inscription. The small fort to your right, called San Juan de la Cruz, or El Canuelo, helped protect the entrance to 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 Felipe del Morro, Castillo San Cristóbal, and San Juan’s historic city walls. Walk on the Paseo del Morro along San Juan Bay beneath San Felipe del Morro.

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) considers San Juan's fortificaciones to be among the most significant cultural sites in the world, and has declared San Juan National Historic Site a World Heritage Site.

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Defensa de San Juan
El pequeño fuerte a su derecha, denominado Fortín San Juan de la Cruz o El Cañuelo, ayudaba a proteger la entrada de la Bahía de San Juan. Este forma parte del amplio 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 Felipe del Morro, el Castillo San Cristóbal, y las murallas históricas

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By Don Morfe, April 20, 2012
2. Defending San Juan Marker
de la ciudad de San Juan.

La Organización para la Educación, la Ciencia y la Cultura de las Naciones Unidas considera que las fortificaciones de San Juan están entre los lugares culturales más importantes del mundo y ha declarado al San Juan National Historic Site como Patrimonio Mundial.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 18° 27.984′ N, 66° 8.184′ W. Marker is in Palo Seco, Puerto Rico, in Toa Baja Municipality. Marker is on State Highway 870. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Toa Baja PR 00949, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Crossfire (a few steps from this marker); A Never-Ending Challenge (a few steps from this marker); Imagine Life Here (within shouting distance of this marker); The Main Plaza (approx. 0.9 miles away); A Defense of the 1st Order (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named Defending San Juan (approx. one mile away); Francisco de Miranda (approx. 1.3 miles away); Casa Natal de Don Ramón Power y Giralt (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Palo Seco.
 
Categories. Forts, Castles
 
Defending San Juan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 20, 2012
3. Defending San Juan Marker
Defending San Juan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 20, 2012
4. Defending San Juan Marker
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By Don Morfe, April 20, 2012
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 23, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 2, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 323 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 2, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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