Thursday, January 5, 2012

San Juan National Historic Site - Puerto Rico

Lídia also visited Puerto Rico and brought me these 2 cards. I only had 1 Puerto Rico card and it was an old one of the San Cristóbal Fort. San Cristóbal and San Felipe del Morro forts are two of the features included in San Juan National Historic Site.

San Juan National Historic Site in San Juan, Puerto Rico, includes colonial-era forts, bastions, powder houses, and three fourths of the old city wall.

On December 6, 1983 the park was added to the list of World Heritage Site. Only 12 national park areas in the United States are considered World Heritage Sites. - in: wikipedia

Photos by Richard Spenceley & Angela Spenceley

El Morro, started in 1540, is the oldest European construction in the National Park Service. It is part of a massive fortification system developed on the island of Puerto Rico to help Spain control access and commerce into the Caribbean until the Spanish American War in 1898.

Photos by George Collazo

Projecting strength and power, Fort San Cristóbal dates back to the early 17th century. It defended San Juan from landward attacks and is the largest Spanish fortification in the New World.

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