La Fortaleza - Palacio de Santa Catalina, San Juan

#8 of 20 in Historic Sites in San Juan
World heritage site · Government Building · Hidden Gem · Historic Site
Built between 1533 and 1540 as a fortress, the World Heritage-listed La Fortaleza - Palacio de Santa Catalina remains the home of Puerto Rico's governor and represents one of the oldest executive mansions in the Americas. Take a guided tour to see simply yet tastefully decorated rooms and halls. Walk through the luscious gardens, which feature mosaic decorations and vistas spreading across the harbor and the old walls. Our San Juan trip itinerary maker app makes visiting La Fortaleza - Palacio de Santa Catalina and other San Juan attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • I enjoyed the beautiful architecture of this stunning old building. However, as a result of the protests, this site is not currently open to the public. It is gated off, and it has a police barricade.  more »
  • Dominating one end of Fortaleza street, the governor’s mansion is stunning. A must-see when strolling Fortaleza.  more »

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