Weathered Fortress

Standing since 1783 are doorways to the weathered fortress, Castillo San Cristobal.

Weathered Lookout
Castillo San Cristobal – San Juan, Puerto Rico

Narrow walkway to the overlook of the Caribbean Sea.

Tunnel Entrance
Castillo San Cristobal – San Juan, Puerto Rico

Main entrance to the fort’s extensive tunnel system.

Into the Tunnel
Castillo San Cristobal – San Juan, Puerto Rico

Anyone up to joining me into the darkness of the weaving tunnels?

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A City Enclosed

For centuries San Juan, Puerto Rico was a city enclosed by a 3-mile wall.  Access in and out was only through one of five gates, each one with a specific purpose.

San Juan Gate
Puerta de San Juan – San Juan Gate

This gate was San Juan’s formal entrance for Spanish dignitaries.  By entering through this gate, they were able to walk a short distance to San Juan Cathedral to thank God for safety during their voyage.

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