Wind, rain, salt, sun, plants, people and time all do what foreign invaders never did—tear down the stone and mortar walls at Fort San Juan de la Cruz. Preventing a historic structure like El Canuelo from falling into decay is a . . . — — Map (db m60029) HM
Spain built the stone fort to your right, called San Juan de la Cruz, or “El Cañuelo”, to create a deadly crossfire with the guns of Castillo San Felipe del Morro on the other side of the bay.
Just imagine yourself as an English . . . — — Map (db m60032) HM
Defending San Juan
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 . . . — — Map (db m59975) HM
Imagine Life Here
Imagine being a Spanish soldier stationed here 350 years ago. Your job was to guard the San Juan Harbor entrance and the mouth of the Bayamón River from enemy attack. But year after year no enemy came. Did . . . — — Map (db m60031) HM