The fort, known simply as El Morro, consists of six levels. Visitors can walk through the dungeons, barracks, passage ways and store rooms to get a glimpse of what life in the fort was like. Take a walk along the ramparts where cannons still face the ocean ready to ward off invaders. Park rangers are available to give an overview of the history and architecture. A taxi can take you to the fort or you can walk through the narrow streets to get there. The fort is open daily except on major holidays.
When you walk through the narrow entrance, see the flags waving in the stiff Atlantic breeze and smell the salty sea air, it’s easy to be transported to another time in history and imagine soldiers in antiquated uniforms marching along the edge of the wall where cannons fit snuggly into the embrasures
Few landmarks are more representative of Puerto Rico’s legacy within the Caribbean and the Americas than Castillo San Felipe del Morro. This fortification on the corner of the islet of Old San Juan now greets cruise ships as they leisurely sail in and out of the bay, but during most of its nearly 500-year history it was an important military outpost for Spain and later the United States.