Lighthouses of Puerto RicoThe Spaniards built 14 lighthouse beacons in Puerto Rico, to light the way of approaching ships. The climb to the top, when permitted, allows a vast view of the entire panoramic coast. Almost half of the original lighthouses are still in use and light the shore for incoming ships.
The Lighthouse of FajardoThis lighthouse is managed by the Conservation Trust of Puerto Rico. This is the Las Cabezas de San Juan Nature Reserve.
El Morro Fortress Lighthouse of Old San JuanThe El Morro Fortress was building in 1539. The first lighthouse was constructed in 1846 and has been reconstructed 3 times since. During the Spanish-American War the tower was hit by mortar. It now stands reconstructed of salvaged bricks and still guides ships entering the San Juan Harbor.
The Lighthouses of Cabo Rojo, Punta Mulas and Maunabo LighthouseThe Cabo Rojo Lighthouse is
Lighthouses Rincon of Punta Higuero, Punta Borinquen and Caja de MuertoRincon Lighthouse was built by Spaniards in the 1890s and presently is unmaned
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