San Juan National Historic Site Article

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San Juan National Historic Site
San Felipe del Morro view across bay.jpg
Map showing the location of San Juan National Historic Site
Map showing the location of San Juan National Historic Site
Location San Juan, Puerto Rico, U.S.
Coordinates 18°28′3″N 66°6′37″W / 18.46750°N 66.11028°W / 18.46750; -66.11028
SAN JUAN NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE Latitude and Longitude:

18°28′3″N 66°6′37″W / 18.46750°N 66.11028°W / 18.46750; -66.11028
Area75.13 acres (30.40 ha)
53.20 acres (21.53 ha) federal
EstablishedFebruary 14, 1949
Visitors1,054,492 (in 2005)
Governing body National Park Service
Website San Juan National Historic Site
DesignatedOctober 15, 1966
Reference no.66000930 [1]
UNESCO World Heritage site
Part of La Fortaleza and San Juan National Historic Site in Puerto Rico
Reference 266bis-001
Inscription1983 (7th Session)
Extensions2016

San Juan National Historic Site ( Spanish: Sitio Histórico Nacional de San Juan) in the Old San Juan section of San Juan, Puerto Rico, is a National Park Service-managed historic site which protects and interprets colonial-era forts such as Castillo San Felipe del Morro, bastions, powder houses, and three fourths of the old city wall.

Status

By a February 14, 1949 decree the site was established, and noted the need to protect the fortifications as monuments as well as preserve their historical and architectural value. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966.

On December 6, 1983, the park and La Fortaleza were together designated a World Heritage Site under the name "La Fortaleza and San Juan National Historic Site in Puerto Rico". [2] Only 12 national park areas in the United States are considered World Heritage Sites.

San Juan National Historic Site features

Site includes: [3]

See also

References

  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ "La Fortaleza and San Juan National Historic Site". UNESCO. Retrieved November 25, 2012.
  3. ^ www.nps.en.gov National Park Service - San Juan National Historic Site - The Gibraltar of the Caribbean -Retrieved December 01, 2014

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