Fortín Conde de Mirasol Vieques, PR
The fort dates back to the mid-1800 when it was built by the Spanish to defend Vieques against incoming attacks.
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Looming high over the town of Isabel Segunda, the Fortin Conde de Mirasol is the most visited tourist attraction in Vieques.

The fort dates back to the mid-1800 when it was built by the Spanish to defend Vieques against incoming attacks from pirates and other European powers – yet it was never completed. It was instead used as a prison for many years before falling into disrepair and abandonment. After many decades of deterioration, the structure was renovated with help from the Puerto Rico Institute of Culture, which currently administers the project.

The fortín’s two levels now house a variety of artifacts related to the rich history of Vieques and the people who have inhabited the island. Displays include pottery samples and ornaments used by the Pre-Columbian natives, as well as weapons and tools used by the Spanish military over a century ago. The archives help preserve historical documents and provide another window into the island’s past, while temporary art exhibits highlight local artists and share a fresh perspective on its cultural heritage.

The natural scenery surrounding the Fortín Conde de Mirasol is an added bonus to your visit – rewarded each and every time with impressive views of the ocean.