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San Juan (Spanish for Saint John) is the capital and most populous municipality in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (which is an unincorporated territory of the United States). It was founded as a Spanish settlement named Ciudad de Puerto Rico in the second decade of 16th century and is regarded as the second-oldest capital city established by the Europeans (here, the Spanish) in the Americas. The city of San Juan doubles up as the number one seaport (in terms of tourists and cargo influx) and the axis of regional finance and tourism. San Juan is home to several historical monuments that closely depict its Spanish and British colonial past.

Things to do in San Juan

Castillo San Felipe del Morro

Named in honor of King Philip II of Spain (1556-98 AD), the Castillo San Felipe del Morro a famous 16th century citadel in San Juan. This citadel was built to defend the port city and to safeguard its entrance from hostile British naval forces and the pirates.

La Fortaleza (Spanish for ‘The Fortress’)

The oldest mansion in the Americas, the La Fortaleza is a former defensive superstructure built to protect the city and its harbor from hostile naval forces and pirates. Built between 1533 and 1540, it now hosts the official residence of the Governor of Puerto Rico.

Castillo San Cristobal (Spanish for ‘Fort San Cristobal’)

Fort San Cristobal is the largest fortification built by the Spanish in the Americas. It is spread across almost 27 acres of land, though nearly a third of its was demolished to facilitate the flow of city’s traffic in 1897. It is very important from a strategic viewpoint because it acts as a secure embankment around the city.

Best Time to Visit San Juan

Winter season (the months from December to April) are the best to book your flights from Minneapolis to San Juan. It is the season when you can have a great time at beach, indulging in water sports. Book your flights from MSP to SJU during summers to enjoy famous cultural events like San Sebastian Street Festival, Maricao Coffee Festival, Casals Festival and Ponce Carnival. It is advised to book San Juan flights in advance to avoid paying more during peak season.

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