+-
El Castillo San Felipe del Morro, or El (Credit: Photo by Justine Damiano)

El Castillo San Felipe del Morro, or El Morro, a 16th century citadel built to defend the city of San Juan from pirates

Castillo de San Felipe del Morro, Puerto Rico

Built in the 16th century to keep enemies such as pirates out of San Juan, the fort still stands. -- Photos by Justine Damiano

El Castillo San Felipe del Morro, the 16th
(Credit: Photo by Justine Damiano)

El Castillo San Felipe del Morro, the 16th century citadel built to defend the city of San Juan from pirates, still stands surrounding Old San Juan.

Vendors sell hand-made crafts in tents on the
(Credit: Photo by Justine Damiano)

Vendors sell hand-made crafts in tents on the grounds of El Morro.

Artisans sell their wares in tents outside El
(Credit: Photo by Justine Damiano)

Artisans sell their wares in tents outside El Castillo San Felipe del Morro in Old San Juan.

The view from El Castillo San Felipe del
(Credit: Photo by Justine Damiano)

The view from El Castillo San Felipe del Morro, or El Morro, aA 16th century citadel built to defend the city of San Juan from attack by sea.

Crafts for sale outside El Morro, the fort
(Credit: Photo by Justine Damiano)

Crafts for sale outside El Morro, the fort built in 1539 on the northwestern tip of San Juan to protect the city from pirates.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISE HERE
El Castillo San Felipe del Morro, or El
(Credit: Photo by Justine Damiano)

El Castillo San Felipe del Morro, or El Morro, a 16th century citadel built to defend the city of San Juan from pirates

El Castillo San Felipe del Morro. A 16th
(Credit: Photo by Justine Damiano)

El Castillo San Felipe del Morro. A 16th century citadel built to defend the city of San Juan from attack.

Visitors explore tunnels and dungeons at El Morro
(Credit: Photo by Justine Damiano)

Visitors explore tunnels and dungeons at El Morro in Old San Juan.

The view from a "window" in El Morro,
(Credit: Photo by Justine Damiano)

The view from a "window" in El Morro, a 16th century citadel built to defend the city of San Juan.

A cannon stands guard atop El Morro.
(Credit: Photo by Justine Damiano)

A cannon stands guard atop El Morro.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISE HERE
The view from the top of a fort
(Credit: Photo by Justine Damiano)

The view from the top of a fort at El Morro.

The view from El Morro.
(Credit: Photo by Justine Damiano)

The view from El Morro.

A dimly lighted tunnel gives visitors to El
(Credit: Photo by Justine Damiano)

A dimly lighted tunnel gives visitors to El Morro an idea of what life was like in the 16th century citadel.

A tunnelling staircase into what likely was a
(Credit: Photo by Justine Damiano)

A tunnelling staircase into what likely was a dungeon in the 16th century, under El Castillo San Felipe de Morro, built to defend the city of San Juan from attack.

One of the many tunnels at El Castillo
(Credit: Photo by Justine Damiano)

One of the many tunnels at El Castillo San Felipe del Morro, the 16th century citadel built to defend the city of San Juan.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISE HERE