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  • Sights

    Count Of Mirasol Fort

    The Count of Mirasol Fort (El Fortin Conde de Mirasol) is situated on top of a hill in Vieques, which is an island-municipality of Puerto Rico. The Fort has a great view of Isabel Segunda, a district of the island named after Queen Isabel II.

  • San Juan and Metro Region

    Old San Juan

    It is easy to imagine that you have been transported back in time when you walk the streets of Old San Juan. As your shoes clatter away on bluish cobble-stone streets it is not hard to imagine elegantly clad men and women gracing the balconies or walking beside you. Old San Juan was originally built to act as a military stronghold. Though the sturdy old military fortifications still stand, ...

  • Museums

    Casa Blanca Museum

    The Casa Blanca Museum is the oldest museum in Puerto Rico and considered to be of great historic value. Casa Blanca overshadows many of the other attractions in Puerto Rico due to its rich and interesting history and a name that inspires romantic visions of brave knights on their trusted steeds and undying love. Casa Blanca, or White House, is built on a piece of land that was first ...

  • Sights

    El Arsenal

    During the Spanish hold on Puerto Rico and the Spanish-American war that followed, the Spanish invaders were quickly loosing their grip on most cities, including San Juan. Ownership disagreements over plantations and the fast growing smuggling businesses that arose during this time saw the Spanish losing control of the island in more than one respect. San Juan played an important ...

  • Sights

    San Geronimo Fort

    The small but interesting Fortín de San Gerónimo de Boquerón was built in 1609. You will find this relatively small, defensive battery with its four cannons at the Boquerón beach. Governor Don Gabriel de Rojas commissioned the construction of the small Fort as a way of protecting the islet of San Juan from any sea vessels that may try to attack it in any way.