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La Fortaleza - Palacio de Santa Catalina

Calle Fortaleza, San Juan 00902-0082, Puerto Rico
+1 787-721-7000
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Visitors can take guided tours through this World Heritage Site, a 40-room mansion completed in 1540 that was used to defend against foreign invaders.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Calle Fortaleza, San Juan 00902-0082, Puerto Rico
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Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

This tour is excellent and informative. You aren’t allowed to take photos inside but if you leave an email they will send you photos of the tour. It’s as though you stepped back in time. The attached picture is of our group at the entrance...More

Thank Sara V
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Reviewed 25 March 2018

La Fortaleza is where the Governor lives with his family and it is the site where the colonial power in Puerto Rico manifests itself. It is a beautiful historic building witn striking views of the entrance to Old San Juan, the sea and Catano. It...More

1  Thank Héctor F
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Reviewed 11 March 2018

We called to ask about tours and picked an English speaking one. The tours are free and it's on a first come basis. Going in the middle of the week was good as there were only seven people. After surrendering our cell phones we were...More

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Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

La fortaleza is at the end of “Calle Fortaleza”. This is the residence for the governor of Puerto Rico and his family. Book a tour.

Thank Raul D
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Reviewed 27 May 2017

Our family was just walking around San Juan and stumbled across this. It is a free tour that is given most weekdays. It is a nice, easy, not fast paced tour. The place is beautiful and we were able to get some great pictures. We...More

1  Thank Tracy S
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Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Whenever the government is not in session you can call ahead and book a tour of the Palacio. The building is lovely, don't miss the main staircase, and the gardens are gorgeous with a beautiful view of la isla de las cabras.

1  Thank MMFoucher
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Reviewed 17 May 2017

Right in the middle of Old San Juan , at the end of Fortaleza street , with very ornate gates and lots of security . If you are lucky you can tour some of it by going into a building on the left side of...More

1  Thank OMALILY
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Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

I loved it. We took a tour of the fortaleza, & they took us to see the inside. It's simply breathtaking. So worth seeing. I loved the history. They don't do inside tours everyday, we were told it depends on the Governor's schedule.

Thank Emmy E
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Reviewed 23 March 2017

It is very beautiful to see and the street itself is great to take a photo, however I literally only stayed there for 5 minutes and then I continued my walk. If you just want to stoll around then old san juan is a great...More

Thank Daniela B
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Reviewed 20 February 2017

An interesting sight to see while visiting Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. Tours are available, but limited. I would at the very least, be sure to walk by to see the architecture.

Thank Matt T
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aruba2017
18 May 2017|
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Response from Gina48220 | Reviewed this property |
We just went to the office and asked when was the next scheduled tour and then we showed up at the scheduled time. If you are facing the mansion, the office is on the left hand side of the street and it's a few buildings... More
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