Discover the fascinating history of San Juan's main colonial fortress on this free tour of the Fort of San Jerónimo del Boquerón!
San Jerónimo Fort Free Tour
The Puerto Rican island of San Juan still houses vestiges from the colonial era, such as the Fort of San Jerónimo del Boquerón, where we'll meet at 9:30 am ready to learn all about the history of this 18th century fortress.
During this 45-minute guided tour, we'll visit the weapons room, the chapel, the kitchen and the cannon battery-towers, used to defend San Juan from foreign invasion. In the 16th century, English corsairs like Francis Drake and George Clifford tried to attack the island of Puerto Rico and other areas of the Caribbean.
As we explore the fort, we'll discover how it links to other colonial defensive monuments on the island of San Juan, such as the the Escambrón Fort, the Castle of San Cristóbal and the Castle of San Felipe del Morro. What's more, we'll find out about the different projects to restore the San Jerónimo Fort, which was declared a Historic Site in 1983.
The free tour will end at 10:15 am at the main entrance to the fort.
All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protection and safety, to help avoid the spread of Covid-19. Specifically, the provider of this tour will apply the following measures:
- A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.
- The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.
- Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.
- All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.
- Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.
- Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
- Alcoholic drinks are not available.
Free tours do not have a fixed price, rather each person offers the guide the amount they consider appropriate, depending on their level of satisfaction.
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english and spanish.
English and Spanish speaking guide.
Entry to the San Jerónimo Fort.
When to book?
Book now to guarantee your spot.
Show the voucher on your phone to take part in the activity.
Yes, you must attend with a carer.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?
A - This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.
If you have any other questions please contact us.
If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Fortín de San Jerónimo.