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The first defense of San Juan, La Fortaleza was built by the Spanish in the 16th century to guard against attack by French, English, and Dutch pirates. Largely burned by a Dutch force in 1625, it was rebuilt and enlarged within 15 years. It has surved as the residence of the islandâ€™s Governors for more than 400 years. Listed, along with San Juan National Historic Site, on UNESCOâ€™s World Heritage List, December 6, 1983.
The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico appropriated $4.5 million for roof repair and upgrading of AC and electrical systems, which was completed in early 2004.
I shot this from the ship.
Also by Charlena Cavender
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