#TravelTuesday El Morro

The Castillo San Felipe del Morro has defended the San Juan Bay since its completion in 1589. The part that was erected then is but a small fraction of what stands today. It was named in honor of King Philip II of Spain. The last time it saw active battle was in 1898 during the Spanish-American War. In the Treaty of Paris it was ceded to the United States along with all of Puerto Rico. After the Americans took over, El Morro became part of Fort Brooke and in 1961 it became part of the National Parks Service.

This view is from across the bay. The structure on the right is El Morro. The structure on the left is at the tip of the peninsula on the opposing shore. If you’re ever in Puerto Rico, don’t miss a trip to see El Morro at the edge of Old San Juan.

Nikon D800 Nikkor 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 68mm f/16 ISO 100 5 image HDR