Castillo de San Cristobal
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This massive 27-acre series of fortifications is the largest the Spanish built in the New World.
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Mike X
Chicago, IL1,930 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
Same admission ticket for El Morro as well. Less stairs and less people. Great way to also get some history! It's overlooking plaza colon so you can hit this place up at the end of your day (open slightly later than El Morro). Really hard to catch an Uber in old San Juan and much easier at plaza colon.
Written 29 November 2022
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Lacie Flojita
Salt Lake City, UT242 contributions
Nov 2022
This was one of my highlights in Old San Juan. I learned so much from visiting Castillo de San Cristobal. It was one of my favorite places we visited. It is great to spend about 1 hour inside but also spend some time outside as well. There are lots of great areas to see and don't miss the iguanas!
Written 25 November 2022
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Travis L
Chicago, IL7 contributions
Nov 2022
If you are going to Old San Juan, you must visit one of the two forts there. We stopped at Castillo de San Cristobal and was not disappointed. The fee was very reasonable ($10) and you can visit both Old San Juan forts with the purchase of one ticket. The history of the fort is very cool and the views are amazing. Plan on spending at least an hour to see everything.
Written 4 November 2022
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Jeri F
Tulsa, OK273 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
One of the two large forts in town. Centuries of history. Currently there are no park ranger led programs because of lack of staffing.
Written 9 October 2022
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Kathy M
Fort Worth, TX23 contributions
Jul 2022
Be sure to visit. A great follow up to El Morro. Wear comfortable shoes not flip flops. Lots of climbing and stairs but well worth the exercise.
Written 2 August 2022
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jennipenny28
Delaware9 contributions
Jul 2022
This fort was a highlight for everyone in our group. If you're going to both forts, go to El Moro first; otherwise it might seem like a let-down after this one. Don't miss the tunnels.
Written 24 July 2022
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Kendall K
729 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
After spending some time at the Castillo San Felipe del Morro we walked over to the Castillo de San Cristobal to enjoy another piece of history. This fort was just as big but slightly younger than it’s counterpart across the way. It offered stunning views of the city and sea and has been well maintained to give the appearance of how it used to look long ago. If you purchase a ticket at the Castillo San Felipe del Morro you can gain entry into this historic site as well. The walk between both forts is short and worth it with beautiful ocean views along the entire walk.
Written 23 July 2022
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rexpig
Wilmington, DE232 contributions
Jun 2022
San Cristobal fort is actually larger in area than el Morro at the other end of town and it has a layered defensive layout. Of special interest is the wells in the main square leading to underground cisterns. The restrooms are clean and the water fountains work. On a hot summer's day, the water is cool and refreshing. The place is worth visiting. The ticket here is good for el Morro too, and vice versa.
Written 27 June 2022
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gibbygibson21
Arlington, VA43 contributions
Apr 2022
Interesting site with a lot of history. You should definitely check it out when visiting Old San Juan. I would prioritize Castillo San Felipe del Morro, but you should also see this as well.
Written 23 June 2022
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Krystal M
Levittown, PA10 contributions
Jun 2022
We paid $10 per person to enter this site. Very interesting site that offers great views of this area. Interesting to know that our ticket could have also gained us entry into the other castle in San Juan.
Written 23 June 2022
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