San Juan National Historic Site

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San Juan National Historic Site
Map showing the location of San Juan National Historic Site
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
Type: Cultural
Criteria: vi
Designated: 1983 (7th session)
Part of: La Fortaleza and San Juan National Historic Site in Puerto Rico[1]
Reference No. 266[1]
State Party:  United States
Region: The Americas
Designated: October 15, 1966
Reference No. 66000930[2]

San Juan National Historic Site in the Old San Juan section of San Juan, Puerto Rico, includes colonial-era forts, bastions, powder houses, and three fourths of the old city wall.

Status[edit]

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".[1] Only 12 national park areas in the United States are considered World Heritage Sites.


Looking out of Fort San Cristobal
Official San Juan National Historic Site sign.
Main offices of the San Juan National Historic Site.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "La Fortaleza and San Juan National Historic Site". UNESCO. Retrieved November 25, 2012. 
  2. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 

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