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Fortín San Gerónimo de Boquerón

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Fortin de San Geronimo de Boqueron--Historic Places in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands; A National Register of Historic Places Travel Itinerary

In 1609, Governor Don Gabriel de Rojas ordered the construction of the Fortin de San Gerónimo de Boquerón at Boquerón beach, the site of a small, four-cannon defensive battery. The location of San Juan on an islet, slightly separated from mainland Puerto Rico, rendered the city vulnerable along its entire periphery. In order to protect San Juan from enemy vessels, the Spanish government constructed defensive posts close to the bay's shallow eastern entrance. Improvements to the fort later constructed continued throughout the the 18th century. Fortin de San Gerónimo, and the adjacent Fort of San Antonio, played an important role in San Juan's defense against British attack in 1797. When an English naval force of 60 ships and 3,910 men under Sir Ralph Abercrombie attacked, the men in San Gerónimo, under the command of Lt. Col. Don Teodmiro del Toro, resisted and forced a British retreat. After the attack, however, San Gerónimo lay in ruins. Rebuilt in 1799, it continued to serve as a military post until the early 20th century. The Fortin de San Ger�nimo de Baquer�n is located at the eastern section of the San Juan Islet in the Puerta de Tierra area in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The Fortin de San Gerónimo de Boquerón has also been .      | | | | |  JPJ/RQ/SB  

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Arthur Rimbold said 4 years ago
This tiny fortress which barely stands today is exceptional. Although it was nearly turned to gravel during heavy bombardment throughout the British American revolution, there is plenty of original fortress left to see. It is difficult to get to and you must actually park at the hotel parking garage and wander over to where the fortress is. This is a great place to grow and there's nobody in that area cares. While the fortress is closed they are planning to finalize and reopen it within a year
b. Michæl Sørenson said 4 years ago
\\Historical Site Closed to the public, but the views from around San Gerónimo de Boquerón are stunning. Worth a quick look if in the area.
Eric Ebron said 4 years ago
Closed to walking. Beautiful old Fort otherwise.
Dmitry Berezhnoy said 5 years ago
It's closed to the public due to restoration. Though, it must be a nice spot with a beautiful view.
Tj Da Re said 4 years ago
It is no longer open, and has been closed for some time.

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