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La Fortaleza

La Fortaleza © Jerrye & Roy Klotz MD
La Fortaleza © Jerrye & Roy Klotz MD

The Fortaleza was built in 1540 as a fortress to guard the entrance to the San Juan harbour, but later became the official Governor's residence. During succeeding centuries the original structure has been remodelled and expanded, with a neoclassical façade being added in 1846 to leave the building with its palatial aspect. The current governor of Puerto Rico is in residence - the 170th Governor to live in the Fortaleza.

Address: Fortaleza Street, Old San Juan