In 1539, the Spanish began building a fort in San Juan to fend off attacks from European rivals. The fort was known as "El Morro," and as the attacks on it multiplied, so too did its defenses.
Welcome to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, where dazzling beaches, towering mountains, and stunning islands of all shapes and sizes meet under brilliant Caribbean skies. But these two U.S. territories have much more to contribute to the American story than magnificent views. Journey with us beyond the tourist hotspots and ocean cruise harbors and discover the region's turbulent but rich history and fascinating characters, from golf and basketball legends to kings of Latin pop and more.
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