on May 5, 2006
Just walking up to El Morro shows the impressive expanse it covers, and provides a glimpse into its past importance in fortifying San Juan.Admission is something like $3 for an adult. Not too bad. I didn't take any tours, just walked around the whole complex. You can cover the whole place and have time to enjoy the views in a couple of hours or less.El Morro also has a "sibling" fortress (San Cristobal) at the northeastern end of Old San Juan. You can buy a combined ticket, but one historical fortress per day is probably enough.The meadows surrounding El Morro are a great hangout spot, locals relax there and fly their kites. Just make sure you're protected against the sun. There is no shade on the green.
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