National Historic Site

National Historic Site (HM14VU)

Location: San Juan, San Juan 00901 Smith County
Country: Puerto Rico
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N 18° 28.044', W 66° 6.672'

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San Juan

— Puerto Rico —

Here in San Juan are the oldest European type masonry fortifications in United States Territory. The historic site includes the Spanish built forts of El Morro, El Canuelo, San Cristobal, Casa Blanca and the old city walls. These structures date from 1525-1787. They were built to create and impregnable position at the eastern entrance to the Caribbean Sea. The unsurpassed strategic location of San Juan Harbor made the island of Puerto Rico of vital importance to the Spanish imperial system in the New World.National Park Service United States Department of the Interior
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HM NumberHM14VU
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Date Added Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 8:28pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19Q E 805104 N 2044335
Decimal Degrees18.46740000, -66.11120000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 18° 28.044', W 66° 6.672'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds18° 28' 2.64" N, 66° 6' 40.32" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near 207-209 Calle Norzagaray, San Juan San Juan 00901, PR
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