This gloomy weather has me looking back to our vacation to Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, a couple of years ago. We had a blast. It was hot and sunny for most of our stay. We explored the city, ate delicious food and visited several historical landmarks.
One of those was El Morro. Officially named Castillo de San Felipe del Morro, this 400 year old fort was designed to guard the entrance to San Juan Bay and defend against seaborne enemies. In 1983, it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site by the United Nations, in conjunction with the San Juan National Historic Site.
History aside, El Morro is remarkable and stunning, and worth a visit. In fact, everyone knows you can't visit Puerto Rico and not tour El Morro. As a Puerto Rican, born on the mainland, I decided that if we visited any historical landmark while in Puerto Rico, it had to be this one.
I hope you enjoyed this little peek at our stay in Old San Juan. See more on my blog!
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