Old San Juan is a well-preserved historical site. The city, established in the 16th Century, was well defended during the Spanish reign due to its strategic geographical position. Old San Juan is a walled city with the most extensive set of fortifications in the Antilles as it was a highly coveted target for Spain’s enemies. Besieged by the British Royal Navy in April 1797, it was nearly taken over by the British crown during the 15-day campaign. However, Old San Juan was well defended by the colonial forces, especially by the Fixed Regiment of Puerto Rico, a military corps of soldiers born in the Island.
Reenactors will stay overnight in Ballajá Barracks, which is a historical building in the Old San Juan City, very close to the event sites. It will be available from April 20 to 24, at no cost. We will provide breakfast and some meals during the event dates, cots, bathrooms, and basic comforts to stay overnight. Those who want to prolong their staying in Puerto Rico for vacation can opt for hotels or AirBnbs around the vicinity or other places in the Island.
Air Transportation from USA
Direct flights to San Juan departs from Baltimore, NYJFK, Dulles, Boston, Newark, Philadelphia, and Hartford, among others. Puerto Rico is a domestic flight for US citizens.
About Old San Juan
Reenactors will have an extraordinary opportunity to live inside a beautiful, well preserved, walled colonial city in the Caribbean. Every part of the city is within walking distance, including Castillo San Cristobal and Castillo del Morro. These sites are two of the most important fortifications in the Spanish Caribbean. Very well-known commercial establishments are located within the city. During the weekends, It´s easy to run into music and art-filled events. Average temperature is about 85ºF.
Contribution and participation conditions
Non-member participants of the Regimiento Fijo de Puerto Rico, we ask for a suggested donation of $30.00 to cover costs of the event.
The Regimiento Fijo de Puerto Rico, Inc. reserves the right of admission to this event. Reenactors staying in Ballajá Barracks agree to participate only in all the official activities programmed by The Regimiento Fijo de Puerto Rico, Inc.
Regimiento Fijo de Puerto Rico, Inc.
PO Box 9021863, San Juan, PR 00902-1863
Puerto Rico: Ms. Magaly Pérez
USA: Mr. Ramiro Rodriguez
We are available to answer your questions about the event. Please call firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also send a text message or call 787-370-9509 from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM EST.