Puerto Rico Day Two: San Juan: Castillo San Cristobal
Construction of Castillo San Cristobal was started by the Spanish in 1634 and took over 150 years to complete. It was the largest fortification in the New World.
Once inside I again learned so much history about the fortress and San Juan from the many exhibits throughout the castle. They ranged from the defenses of the fort to how the soldiers were housed and fed.
Along the way I visited the dungeon which had these drawings on it’s walls. They were probably made by some poor soul awaiting a long prison sentence or execution. You probably didn’t wind up in the dungeon for petty crimes.
Hopefully I will get the chance to return to San Juan and visit it again. But there are so many countries to explore and I am running out of time. So I am glad I can share this visit with my blog readers. Here is a link to some more photographs from my visit to the castle. Puerto Rico Day Two Castillo San Cristobal. February 9 2018.
i have been
A guest in
Is the oasis
Where the heart
And the silence
― silent lotus