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April 28, 2009
From journal Sunny San Juan
Los Angeles, California
January 10, 2007
From journal San Juan for Business
New York, New York
May 5, 2006
From journal San Juan Sampler
March 26, 2006
From journal Southern Caribbean with an Italian Flair
Cary, North Carolina
January 30, 2004
From journal Puerto Rico - There's a Shrimp In My Pants!
December 27, 2002
The fort is a national historic site and is operated by the National Park Service. There is a small admission fee which also allows you to visit Fort San Cristobal on the same day.
There are six levels of batteries which are all connected by ramps and stairways. You can explore as many levels as you have energy to climb. Numerous cannon and guard towers adorn each level. The old tunnels and passageways have been blocked off to visitors. There are beautiful harbor views.
A museum houses 16th- and 17th-century armor and weapons with various audiovisual exhibits. The chapel is open to visitors. A small gift shop sells bottled water. There are also drinking fountains and restrooms.
We were at the gate when they opened in the morning at 9AM. It quickly became very hot in the July sunshine.
From journal Stop Over in San Juan
April 12, 2001
For it's day this fort had to be of incredable importance in the defence of the city. Looking over the walls toward the sea as ships enter immediately shows that anything entering the harbor would be under the guns of El Morro.
It is no wonder the construction of San Christobal became necessary to protect against land invasion. Facing El Morro at that time would have been a daunting task,and land invasion would have been an attractive alternative.
Life at El Morro would have been difficult at best,as the fort is a multi-tiered laborynth of corridors, ramps and gun ports. Hauling cannon and ball up and down these levels in the summer heat must have taken it's toll.
El Morro is a must-see in Old San Juan.
From journal Old San Juan,The People Make It Special
October 12, 2000
From journal More than a beach in San Juan