Videos tagged with "castillo"
Castillo San Felipe del Morro [01:54]
Lies on the northwestern-most point of the islet of San Juan, Puerto Rico. Named in honor of King Philip II of Spain, the fortification, also referred to as el Morro or promontory, was designed to guard the entrance to the San Juan Bay, and defend the city of Old San Juan from seaborne enemies. In 1983, during the Reagan Administration, the castillo was declared a World Heritage Site by the United Nations in conjunction with the San Juan National Historic Site. Over two (2) million visitors a year explore the windswept ramparts and passageways making the castillo one of Puerto Rico's main visitor attractions. Facing the structure, on the opposite side of the bay, a smaller fortification known as El Cañuelo complemented the castillo's defense of the entrance to the bay. cut from and pasted here from wikipedia
Tags: puerto, rico
Castillo de San Jerónimo - San Juan - Puerto Rico [01:12]
El Castillo de San Jerónimo, en proceso de mejoras...
Tags: Marco, Antonio, Feliciano, Del, Valle, San, Juan, San Juan, Puerto, Rico, Puerto Rico, San Juan Puerto Rico, El, Condado, El Condado, Mar, Playa, Laguna, Laguna del Condado, Castillo, .Jerónimo, Castillo San Jerónimo
Old San Juan Puerto Rico Street Tour [08:29]
Starting at the Cementerio Maria Magdalena de Pazzis, the old cemetery located below the Castillo San Felipe del Morro (El "Morro"), this video shows what the streets of Old San Juan look like. The cemetery dates from 1815; the fort above it dates from 1539. San Juan was founded in 1521 by Ponce de Leon. The city is still partially surrounded by high fort walls.
Tags: san juan, puerto rico, castillo san felipe del morro, el morro, street tour, travel, ponce de leon, walled city
Three flags over Castillo San Cristóbal, Puerto Rico [00:07]
Three flags over Castillo San Cristóbal, Puerto Rico. Old Spanish military flag, the flag of Puerto Rico, and the United States flag.
Tags: Puerto Rico (Country), Flag (Official Symbol Variety)
Castillo de San Cristóbal [01:11]
The Castillo de San Cristóbal is a Spanish fort in San Juan, Puerto Rico. It was built by the Spaniards to protect against land based attacks on the city of San Juan. It is part of San Juan National Historic Site. Castillo de San Cristóbal is the largest fortification built by the Spanish in the New World. When it was finished in 1783 it covered about 27 acres of land, basically wrapping the city of San Juan. Entry to the city was sealed by San Cristóbal's double gates. After close to one hundred years of relative peace in the area, part of the fortification (about a third) was demolished in 1897 to help ease the flow of traffic in and out of the walled city.
Tags: San Juan, Puerto Rico