Group Title: Puerto Rico 2007 Photo Series
Title: Castillo San Cristobal + Historic Plaque 1
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Title: Castillo San Cristobal + Historic Plaque 1
Series Title: Puerto Rico 2007 Photo Series
Physical Description: Image/Photograph
Creator: Kesse, Erich J., 1959-
Subject: Plaques, plaquettes
Caribbean   ( lcsh )
Spatial Coverage: North America -- Puerto Rico -- Puerto Rico -- San Juan -- San Juan -- Castillo San Cristobal
Coordinates: 18.467508 x -66.111513
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Bibliographic ID: UF00077751
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: 2007, Erich Kesse - CC: at-nc-sa (Creative Commons license requiring attribution, prohibiting commercial uses, and requiring rights-share for use of this image.)

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National Historic Site

San Juan
Puerto Rico

Here in San Juan are the oldest European type masonry fortifications in the 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 1525-1878. They were built to create an 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 virtual importance to the Spanish imperial system in the New World.

National Park Service

United States
Department of the Interior

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