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These drawings are located on the wall of a chamber often called "The Dungeon". For more information:
"Is there a dungeon? Unlike the classic Hollywood movie scene, there was no dungeon specifically built for keeping prisoners. There are many underground chambers and vaulted rooms in both forts. Several rooms above and some below ground levels were used to lock up prisoners at one time or another. In San Cristóbal there is a room branching off a tunnel which led from the main plaza to the outworks which has for many years been labeled a dungeon. In it ships are drawn on a wall, which are the subject of a legend about the mutineers who seized control of the cannon of the fort in 1855 and held San Juan for ransom."
www.nps.gov/saju/faqs.htm

The drawings are difficult to photograph because they are in a dimly lighted room behind reflective glass or plexiglass.


title castillo san cristobal, dungeon drawings, san juan antiguo, municipio de san juan, puerto rico 3
date yyyymmdd hr:mn 2008:11:11 06:23:48
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