Built-in in the mid-19th century, located on a bluff overlooks the Caribbean on the Island of Vieques in the mid-19th century, the Fortin Conde de Mirasol was constructed to guard Puerto Rico against seafaring invaders. It was initially home to the Spanish militia and was also the last Spanish fort been built throughout the Americas.
The fort built in the colonial style is being restored to its original state in the Institute of Puerto Rican Culture, currently home to an art gallery and many native artifacts discovered in archaeological excavations.
It is believed that the Fortin Conde de Mirasol was the last fort built by the Spanish in America, situated on a stunning hill with a view of Vieques’s village of Isabel Segunda in Vieques and nearby cays.
The fort was never finished and is now home to an art and historical Museum and Vieques’s archives of the past, as well as an air station.
Vieques is located seven miles off the east coast of Puerto Rico, and it is visited by tourists looking for boat trips at night along luminescent Mosquito Bay. It is accessible via the town of Ceiba in less than 30 minutes via the Vieques Ferry, and if you stop at the Fortin, you are invited to enter for free.
Fortín Conde de Mirasol Address:
4HW6+W9X, Vieques, 00765, Puerto Rico
Phone: +1 787-741-1717