While not a state, Puerto Rico has a national park administered unit within it’s borders. Puerto Rico while has no major national parks but has 1 national historical park. Puerto received it’s National Park site designation in 1949. The National Park and UNESCO world heritage site is a beautiful place to visit within this territory and island.
National Historic Sites
National Historical Parks protect areas in the nation and territories with a significant history of the land, people, or country. These units span a variety of different types and try to preserve these sites for now and future generations.
San Juan National Historic Site
Designated in 1949, San Juan National Historic site protects the colonial forts, bastions, powder houses, and old city walls of San Juan Puerto Rico. In 1983, the park was further protected with the incorporation of the park and La Fortaleza into the designation of a World Heritage Site. It is one of 12 national parks in the US with this designation. Main areas to visit include Castillo San Cristóbal, Castillo San Felipe del Morro, Fortín San Juan de la Cruz and the old city walls.
The National Park covers a large portion of the old city of San Juan.
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