The cemetery outside El Morro is the final resting place for many of San Juan's most prominent citizens.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
The Gibraltar of the Caribbean
One of the highlights of our trip to Puerto Rico was a visit to the Castillo San Felipe del Morro, or "El Morro". It is a huge fort that was built over a 400-year time span to defend the port of San Juan from invaders from the sea. The park ranger told us about the different attacks on the fort over the years and the reasons why the Spaniards kept adding onto the fort until it ended in its current form, with six different levels.
We noticed that there are three flags flying at El Morro - the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Flag of Burgundy, a Spanish military flag.