Private Guided Ghost Tour with entrance to San Juan National Historic Site

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Visit the best of San Juan including; San Felipe del Morro, Castillo San Cristóbal, and Fort San Juan de la Cruz on a private tour of the city's ghosts and hauntings.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Travel Curious

Join us on a private walking tour of San Juan, where centuries of curses and specters linger in the historical city. On your private walking tour, you will: 
  •  Learn of the Columbus curse and hear endless tales of deaths, accidents, bankruptcies, and natural disasters all rumored to be linked to Columbus. 
  •  Visit Castillo San Cristobal, the largest fort constructed by the Spanish in the Western Hemisphere and hear tales reminiscent of a Shakespearean tragedy.
  •  Walk through the old town by prisons and hotels to hear centuries of spectral sightings documented. 
  •  Visit El Morro for wild and well-documented hauntings, which leave the hair standing on your neck. 
Your tour begins in Columbus Square, where your expert private guide will introduce you to the city’s tenuous relationship to the notorious explorer. In June 2016, the 362 foot of Columbus was unveiled 45 miles west of San Juan on a ceremonial site for the Taíno, a culture nearly driven to extinction by Columbus’s exploits. Learn why islanders are wary of Columbus’s history on their island, and why they attribute centuries of disasters to his name, which they dare not utter in completion. 
 Next, visit Castillo San Cristobal, which was meant to protect the city from attacks by land, and remains haunted by one of the island’s tragic love stories, reminiscent of Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet. Other tales include the disappearance of a Spanish soldiers whose clothes and gun remained in the remote sentry box; to this day, numerous sightings of the lovers and the soldier are still being reported. From the Castillo, continue on to several more haunted sites - theaters built on the site of 18th century gallows, stories of human radiation tests performed in prisons, whose coverups go as high as the White House. 
 Visit La Fortaleza and Hotel El Convento - the oldest member of Historic Hotels of America, and hear the eery tales known by the locals, of a wealthy widow who turned her home into a convent after her husband was killed, and listen for the faint sounds of robes across the tile floors. Lastly, visit El Morro - the fort built to defend the island from invaders by sea. Here, the tales of spectral sightings are as numerous as they are descriptive. 
 Your private historic hauntings tour of San Juan is fours hours and is all done on foot. It is suitable for people of all ages, provided that adults are present with children. Be sure to bring water and stay hydrated throughout your haunted walk. 

Tour duration
4 hours

Type of tour
Walking tour – no transport costs are included. Your guide will help you get around on the day.

Tickets included
Entrance to the San Juan National Historic Site:  Castillo San Felipe del Morro, Castillo San Cristóbal, and Fort San Juan de la Cruz 

Other inclusions
Gratuities not included 

Suitable for
Couples, Family, History Buffs, Intellectually Curious

Attractions along this route:

Plaza Colon
The main plaza in San Juan, Plaza Colon is named for the explorer, Columbus, though it has statues and memorials to several notable Puerto Rican leaders.

La Fortaleza
The powder blue hillside house is the home of the Governor of Puerto Rico and was built five centuries ago.

Hotel El Convento
Commissioned in 1646 by King Philip IV of Spain, Hotel El Convento is the oldest member hotel operating in the Historic Hotels of America group.

Castillo San Felipe del Morro
Simply called 'El Morro' by locals, it was built by a fort in the 16th century to protect San Juan from amphibious attacks.

Castillo San Cristobal
Built to protect San Juan for attacks by land, Castillo San Cristobal is the largest fort built by the Spanish in the Western Hemisphere.

Teatro Tapia
Home to the oldest operating stage in the USA, the theater stands on the site of former gallows and is notoriously haunted.

Capilla del Santo Cristo de la Salud
The chapel's origin stories date back to a horse race gone awry, but the legends that arose from that race have brought worshipers seeking petitions of health.

Puerta de San Juan
The door served as the entrance to the city during the Spanish colonial era.
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