Friday, March 21, 2014

History in Puerto Rico

San Juan is home to two historical landmarks. The first one that we saw was Castillo de San Cristobal.
 entering
 
Castillo de San Cristobal is a Spanish fort that was created by Spain to protect San Juan from attacks. They finished building it in 1783 and was the largest fortification built by the Spanish in the New World. 
 view of the sea
 Another view of the sea and another section of the fort
 
 walls of the fort
 Cannon balls which I'm sure I wasn't suppose to touch.


The second and larger we visited was Castillo San Felipe del Morro. It is located on the other end of Old San Juan.




 This guy was just chilling. The people didn't freak him out at all.
 looking for the imp from Game of Thrones
 pardon my face. I was very burned there.


The Fort was very nice and I liked it the most out of the two that we visited. It was very rich with history and I can't imagine what it was like hundreds of years ago. I also can't imagine what it was like to stand there in armor and look at the sea for hours in the humidity and heat of San Juan. Now I understand why they had been captured so many times. Those poor guys probably couldn't keep the sweat out of their eyes.

If you're in San Juan make sure to take the trek to both of these forts!

3 comments:

Krysten Gautreaux said...

So cool, I can't wait to visit someday!

Smiling is Good for Your Teeth said...

Gorgeous! It seems like you two did a million things and weren't there for that long! You guys were definitely getting the most out of your trip!

And your shirt ALMOST matches the dome in the background of that last photo!

lil desiqua said...

Glad you made it to both forts- such amazing views!