La Fortaleza and San Juan National Historic Site in Puerto Rico

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La Fortaleza and San Juan National Historic Site in Puerto Rico
UNESCO World Heritage Site
San Felipe del Morro view across bay.jpg
Castillo de San Felipe del Morro
LocationSan Juan, Puerto Rico
CriteriaCultural: (vi)
Reference266
Inscription1983 (7th Session)
Area33.39 ha (82.5 acres)

La Fortaleza and San Juan National Historic Site in Puerto Rico is a World Heritage Site located in and near San Juan, Puerto Rico. It comprises a series of fortifications across two properties:

These structures were built between the 15th and 19th centuries to defend the city and harbor of San Juan, and are examples of European military architecture adapted to port cities on the American continent. La Fortaleza was the first defensive fortification built for the city. The historic site also includes Castillo de San Felipe del Morro, Castillo de San Cristóbal, El Cañuelo, and three-fourths of the old city wall.[1]

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  1. ^ "La Fortaleza and San Juan National Historic Site in Puerto Rico". UNESCO. Retrieved October 2, 2019.

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