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San Diego . . . filled with the charm of its Spanish settlers, is a vacationer's paradise. Sun, sand, beaches, mountains, and lakes are all at your fingertips. Known as a world-class destination, it's no wonder they call it "America's Finest City."

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Fort Guijarros

Fort of Cobblestones

1800 Cabrillo Memorial Drive
San Diego  92106
United States

Phone: +1 619 557 5450
 | Fax: +1 619 226 6311

Built in 1797, on the same site where Juan Cabrillo, a Portuguese  explorer, first discovered the west coast of America, this fort was San Diego’s first defensive fortification. In Spanish, Guijarros means cobblestone; and this fort earned its name because American sailors would take cobblestones from this point, and use them as ballasts in their ships during their journeys around Cape Horn back to Boston. Today, two of the ten cannons used in the Battle of San Diego remain, one of which can be seen from Fort Stockton at the top of Presidio Park. - Erick Pettersen

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