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Fort Morro: Our most recommended tours and activities

San Juan: Old Town Sunset Walking Tour

1. San Juan: Old Town Sunset Walking Tour

Meet your guide at Plaza Colón in San Juan and set off into the sunset on this 2-hour walking tour. The plazas are the perfect location to learn about the colonial history of Puerto Rico from your guide. From Plaza Colón, you will walk and see the Plaza de la Barandilla and Plaza de Armas. In Old San Juan, visit one of its most spectacular historic buildings: Antiguo Palacio de la Intendencia, originally built to house the treasury of the island and now the Department of State of Puerto Rico. Witness the 18th-century chapel at Capilla del Santo Cristo de la Salud and learn all about its urban legend. Visit also La Fortaleza-Palacio de Santa Catalina, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The tour also takes you past San Juan Cathedral, the Ballaja Barracks, Catedral Basilica Menor, Cuartel de Ballaja, and San Juan's most valuable historic site, Castillo San Felipe del Morro, before ending at Plaza de San José.

San Juan: Old San Juan Sunset Cruise

2. San Juan: Old San Juan Sunset Cruise

Climb aboard the beautiful Amazing Grace in Old San Juan and get enchanting views of the cultural city and sites around the bay. Marvel at the 16th-century citadel of Castillo San Felipe del Morro and the official residence of the governor of Puerto Rico at La Fortaleza. Sip soft drinks and cocktails under the sun and avail of the services of a local guide. The Amazing Grace is a topsail schooner representative of the traditional American sailing crafts that fought the British in the War of Independence. The beautiful sailing vessel flies seven sails that can be used in different combinations to suit the wind conditions, making for a fun journey out at sea.

San Juan: Self-Guided Tour with Audio Guide

3. San Juan: Self-Guided Tour with Audio Guide

Take in the key sights of the Puerto Rican capital at your own pace on a self-guided walking tour. Listen as your audio guide shares the history of the city and its landmarks, including Castillo de San Cristóbal, Old San Juan, and La Fortaleza. Enjoy the freedom to stop when and where you want. Start your self-guided tour at Plaza Colón, where you will learn about the history of this beautiful square. Then, head off on an incredible journey through the old streets of the capital. See fantastic examples of architecture, such as the Castillo de San Cristóbal fortress and La Fortaleza. Then, take in religious landmarks, such as El Catedral de San Juan Bautista and Capilla de Cristo, as you continue your exploration of the Old San Juan Historic District of Puerto Rico. Discover the ruins of El Morro fort, San Juan's oldest residence La Casa Blanca, and La Plaza de Armas. Next, take in La Plazuela de la Rogativa. Admire the lovely views and bronze sculpture before heading to La Princesa. Keep your eyes peeled along the route for the blue cobblestones (adoquine) that pave the streets in the old part of the city. End your tour, feeling like you have gone back in time.

Old San Juan Sailing Tour

4. Old San Juan Sailing Tour

Climb aboard the "Amazing Grace" topsail schooner and cruise around Old San Juan. Take in the enchanting views of the cultural city from a different perspective. See the sites around the bay, including El Morro, La Fortaleza and Paseo de la Princesa, and listen to interesting facts about the landmarks from a local guide.  Feel a part of history as you sail aboard a vessel like those that fought the British in the War of Independence, and in 1812 as ships of the U.S. Navy and as privateers. Look up at the 7 sails that can be used in different combinations to suit the wind conditions, making for a fun sailing adventure.

San Juan: Walking Tour with Expert Guide

5. San Juan: Walking Tour with Expert Guide

Learn about its colonial influence and discover this fascinating city. See all its essential sights with your expert local guide. Begin with by entering San Felipe del Morro or San Cristobal. Hear fascinating facts as you walk along Paseo de la Princesa to the Governor's residence. Stroll through a city brimming with colors and cobble stone streets. See the San Juan Gate, built in 1520 to guard the city from the harbor. Visit the Ballaja Barracks, built by the Spanish militia for housing in 1864, as well as the San Jose Church, and Plaza del Quinto Centenario. Your tour will end at the Hotel El Convento, adjacent to all the shops and restaurants.

San Juan: Old San Juan Walking & Food Tasting Tour

6. San Juan: Old San Juan Walking & Food Tasting Tour

Explore the historic streets of Old San Juan, a 500-year-old Spanish colonial city that basks in the Caribbean sun. You will walk the cobblestone streets past brightly painted houses, learning about the architecture, culture, and traditions of Puerto Rico. Discover the second oldest cathedral in the Americas, the oldest governor’s mansion in the Western hemisphere, the imposing citadel of Castillo San Felipe del Morro, the Spanish plazas, and more. Within the city walls, you’ll make five stops to taste some of the food and drinks that make Puerto Rican cuisine so delicious. Sample artisan, hand-picked coffee, try traditional pastries, taste the most delicious mofongo (the Island’s quintessential dish), enjoy homemade ice cream made from all natural ingredients, savor locally seasoned pork and much more! A refreshing rum cocktail will be paired with your meal.  This food tour is kept small in number so that you can enjoy the full attention of your guide and walk away with the best advice of what to eat, see, and do throughout the course of your stay.

Puerto Rico: Old San Juan Guided Walking Tour

7. Puerto Rico: Old San Juan Guided Walking Tour

Embark on a historic walk into the top sights that Old San Juan has to offer. Experience San Juan from a local's perspective as your guide walks you through the most notable landmarks. Marvel at the colorful Spanish colonial architecture dating back to the 16th and 17th centuries. See beautiful historical buildings such as the Cathedral of San Juan Bautista, one of the oldest buildings in San Juan. Visit the 16th century El Morro and La Fortaleza fortresses that are rising above the ocean, and then stroll along the Paseo de la Princesa, taking in the stunning views of the bay. Learn about the importance of Christopher Columbus for Puerto Rico, find out what was San Juan's original name, and hear about the Spanish-American post-war history. Then together with your local guide find out what’s inside San Juan’s San Felipe del Morro citadel.

San Juan 500 Fest: Guided City Walking Tour and Boat Cruise

8. San Juan 500 Fest: Guided City Walking Tour and Boat Cruise

San Juan 500 Fest starts at the meeting point of Plaza Colon where you will encounter with your expert Tour Guide. Will walk & explore the inner city and discover its unique neighborhood. Old San Juan is the oldest city in the U.S. and its territories. Founded in 1521 it has over 500 years of history. Old San Juan is actually an island connected to the main island by bridges on the eastern side. The oldest section is on the west side and walled in on 3 sides. The historic city is divided into seventeen square blocks.The western area of the city contains Paseo de la Princesa, La Fortaleza (Governor’s Mansion) and Fort El Morro.which construction started in 1539 to protect the the city from pirates invasion. Its the oldest area of town where you can find 300-450 year old homes and buildings.

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What people are saying about Fort Morro

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 265 reviews

Wonderful experience to have a knowledgeable guide lead us on a relaxing sunset tour of Viejo San Juan. Provided clear and easy links prior to the tour to lead us right to the parking garage and to the meet up spot. Our guide Jorge was enthusiastic and polite and made sure everyone was comfortable and had a great time. We were able to get some outstanding pictures and restaurant recommendations. I highly recommend this tour it was not our first time in the city and we learned so much more this trip and enjoyed what we were seeing far more with Jorge leading the way.

It was a unique and very pleasant experience. Patria Tours has professional and highly trained guides such as Mr. Antonio. I will definitely use your services again for more tours.

This was a fantastic tour. We learned so much about the city and enjoyed some amazing views along the way. The tour guide was also great with the kids!

Nice historic walking tour of old San Juan. Afterwards I felt comfortable enough to go back and explore the eateries and pubs.

Excellent tour. Jorge was very knowledgeable and a pleasant guide.