The Heart of San Cristobal
El Corazón de San Cristóbal
Here on the main plaza floor, troops drilled, were inspected, and assembled for formal events. The vaulted rooms around the plaza---called casemates----housed officers’ quarters, barracks, storage areas, the kitchen and the latrine. If necessary, cannon could be fired from casemates as well. During San Cristobal’s heyday, this plaza would have been a very busy place.
Today San Cristobal’s main plaza houses exhibit areas, a bookstore, restrooms, and a troop quarters area that has been restored to its historic appearance.
Hoy en la plaza de armas de San Cristóbal hay exhibiciones, una librería, baños y un cuartel de tropas que ha sido restaurado a su apariencia histórica.
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. Touch 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
Categories. • Forts, Castles •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 23, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 6, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 318 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 6, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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