Between the 16th and 20th centuries, a series of defensive structures was built at this strategic point in the Caribbean Sea to protect the city and the Bay of San Juan. They represent a fine display of European military architecture adapted to harbour sites on the American continent.
Criteria for inclusion as a World Heritage Site
|vi||To be directly or tangibly associated with events or living traditions, with ideas, or with beliefs, with artistic and literary works of outstanding universal significance. (The Committee considers that this criterion should preferably be used in conjunction with other criteria).||All|
|Ron del Barrilito||2019||6.4km||site_ao|
|Ruins of Lazaretto de Isla de Cabras||2019||1.6km||site_ao|
|La Casa Estrecha (The Narrow House)||2019||0.9km||site_ao|
|Caparra Archaeological Site||2019||6.9km||site_ao|
|The Devil’s Sentry Box||2018||1.2km||site_ao|
|Old San Juan Cemetery||2018||0.7km||site_ao|
|Monasterio San José||16.6km||site_brutalism|
About the source: UNESCO
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