Fuerte San Felipe


Fort San Felipe del Morro Fort San Felipe del Morro or Morro Castle is a 16th century fort situated in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Fort San Felipe is the largest and best-preserved Spanish defense fort in the Caribbean. Nestled at the entrance of San Juan Bay, Fort San Felipe was built to protect the city from sea attacks, while serving as the gateway to Spain. Construction started in 1540 but it took 250 years for the fort to be completed.

Fort San Felipe has 6 levels, which reaches a height of 140 feet and the 20-feet walls are so thick, it   must have been hard to forces to attack. A great place to tour while vacationing in Puerto Rico, the fort covers an amazing 27 acres of beautiful landscape. Historic Fuerte San Felipe de Morro was built with many networks of dungeons, barracks, turrets, tunnels and towers. You can tour all these areas while the scenic views of Old San Juan beckons you to explore more.

The fort is open daily, June to November, from 9am 5pm, and December to May, from 9am to 6pm. Before you go check with tours for admission costs. Fuerte San Felipe del Morro is a huge structure that has suffered limitless attacks from the Dutch and British. Nevertheless, the fort has withstood the hands of times so you can enjoy its beauty.

Stand at the extreme top tower to view the surrounding landmarks and the nearby Castillo de San Cristóbal, where a wonderful lighthouse sits on the fort. Explore this six level fort and walk through all the amazing tunnels and hidden pathways while you image the fort’s active life during exciting battles for Puerto Rico’s lovely landscape.