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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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US$ 79.00*
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Small-Group Tour: Old San Juan and Bacardi Factory
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US$ 62.00*
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Walking Tour of Old San Juan
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US$ 95.00*
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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.
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  • Average9%
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Calle Fortaleza, San Juan 00902-0082, Puerto Rico
+1 787-721-7000
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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
Reviewed 24 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
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
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
Reviewed 22 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
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
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Very interesting place, but it was election year, too much chages and very restricted. If you go along with a tour group or school group it will be a better experience.

Thank Lilybeth S
Reviewed 8 February 2017

We did not go on a tour because the next tour in English was several hours later. Find out when the free tours are before you go.

1  Thank nmjr11
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Great place to visit for free. If you can squeeze in the visit, it's worth it. Not open all of the time

Thank pablocollier
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Nice tour of outer area of the oldest continuous Executive building in the New World! Fantastic view of the Caribbean. Happy to see this 16th century building

Thank Melinda B
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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
11 July 2016|
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63 Calle Fortaleza, San Juan, 00901, Puerto Rico