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The Forts of Old San Juan!

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A photographer’s delight, San Juan in Puerto Rico holds a very long and enchanting history. A tropical hub of forts, jungles and beaches, Puerto Rico is a chain of islands in the Caribbean deserves to be in every traveler’s bucket list.

On our first day, we explored the old city of San Juan by foot and visited the national historic sites of the city. The two castles stand proudly in the heart of the island about a mile apart from each other for hundreds of years now. Our first stop was the Castillo San Cristobal Fort. The dome shaped stone walls in every corner looked marvelous with the backdrop of the dark blue Atlantic ocean. The fort was originally created by Spanish rulers to protect their land of San Juan. It is very commendable that the strongly built tunnels, walls and canons are well preserved for decades of years now.

We then walked towards the San Felipe del Morro Fort which was about twenty minutes walk along the coast from the San Cristobal Fort. We enjoyed the hustle and bustle of the tourists flying large colorful kites in the park. The castle is surrounded by the colonial-era cemetery Santa María Magdalena de Pazzison on one side and a gorgeous pebble walk way on the other. We relaxed by the park for quite some time and relished delicious mango coconut ice cream on the way back as it was a beautiful sunny day in the middle of February. I truly loved the spectacular tropical city of San Juan and would recommend it to all the avid travelers who would like to explore a historical yet serene city.

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Author: nikirath

My blogs are all about my travel experiences,tips and adventures.I love exploring new places and indulge into adventurous activities wherever I go.I hope to inspire you with my travel tales and also look forward to read and enjoy your stories too.

18 thoughts on “The Forts of Old San Juan!

  1. san juan is very beautiful

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  2. Loved the pictures! Btw. I clicked a very similar picture -your featured picture of this write up, in Goa! Though this place is old fort in dilapidated condition!
    🙂

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  3. Beautiful pictures!

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  4. Just the kind of place i would love to be at. I just love beaches, ruins (primarily forts) and quiet relaxing places…so San Juan is one of the best bets!

    I have been meaning to go there, but every time so other place has taken precedence – Florida trip early this year and now California coming up in April.

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  5. Great post. And you look gorgeous btw. 🙂

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