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San Juan National Historic Site

San Juan National Historic Site (Spanish: Sitio Histórico Nacional de San Juan) in the Old San Juan section of San Juan, Puerto Rico, is a National Park Service-managed historic site which protects and interprets colonial-era forts such as Castillo San Felipe del Morro, bastions, powder houses, and three fourths of the old city wall.

San Juan National Historic Site
Map showing the location of San Juan National Historic Site
Map showing the location of San Juan National Historic Site
Location San Juan, Puerto Rico,
Coordinates 18°28′3″N 66°6′37″W / 18.46750°N 66.11028°W / 18.46750; -66.11028Coordinates: 18°28′3″N 66°6′37″W / 18.46750°N 66.11028°W / 18.46750; -66.11028
Area 75.13 acres (30.40 ha)
53.20 acres (21.53 ha) federal
Established February 14, 1949
Visitors 1,054,492 (in 2005)
Governing body National Park Service
Website San Juan National Historic Site
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Inscription (Unknown Session)
Designated October 15, 1966
Reference no. 66000930[1]

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StatusEdit

By a February 14, 1949 decree the site was established, and noted the need to protect the fortifications as monuments as well as preserve their historical and architectural value. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966.

On December 6, 1983, the park and La Fortaleza were together designated a World Heritage Site under the name "La Fortaleza and San Juan National Historic Site in Puerto Rico".[2] Only 12 national park areas in the United States are considered World Heritage Sites.

San Juan National Historic Site featuresEdit

Site includes:[3]

 
Official San Juan National Historic Site sign.
 
Main offices of the San Juan National Historic Site.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "La Fortaleza and San Juan National Historic Site". UNESCO. Retrieved November 25, 2012. 
  3. ^ www.nps.en.gov National Park Service - San Juan National Historic Site - The Gibraltar of the Caribbean -Retrieved December 01, 2014

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