The Spaniards used a shallow craft to patrol the lagoons and mangroves in and around San Juan. Needing a base for these vessels, they constructed El Arsenal in the 19th century. It was at this base that they staged their last stand; flying the Spanish colors until the final Spaniard was removed in 1898, at the end of the Spanish-American War. Changing art exhibitions are held in the building’s three galleries.
San Juan› Attraction
Our Rating Hours Wed–Sun 8:30am–4:30pm Transportation Bus: Old City Trolley Phone 787/723-3068 Prices Free admission