Posted on Dec 16, 2016

San Juan, Puerto Rico: The Forts that Defended the City of Old San Juan

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Old San Juan Puerto Rico The Forts that Defended the City of Old San Juan

These defenses are made of solid stone walls that had kept the city safe from invaders since the mid-1500s. Today, these forts are a part of the San Juan National Historic Site and recognized as UNESCO World Heritage Site. Seeing these defensive walls and especially the guerites (in Spanish, garita), sentry boxes or watchtowers made me reminisce of something familiar from back home, it reminded me of our very own Intramuros, “Walled City” in Manila, Philippines.