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San Juan was called La Ciudad Amurallada (the walled city). It had the most formidable walls, along with Havana, Cuba, and Cartagenea, Columbia. The muralla or city walls are as tall as 42 feet and as thick as 45 feet at the base and two feet thick at the top. (Bob Downing/Akron Beacon Journal)
The narrow cobblestoned streets of San Juan are paved with ballast stones that crossed the Atlantic Ocean in Spanish ships. (Bob Downing/Akron Beacon Journal)
El Morro is strangely topped by a New England-style lighthouse that was built in 1908. The fort and surrounding grounds cover 74 wind-swept acres. (Bob Downing/Akron Beacon Journal)