Castillo de San Cristobal

Castillo de San Cristobal, San Juan

Castillo de San Cristobal
4.5
Historic Sites • Military Bases & Facilities
About
This massive 27-acre series of fortifications is the largest the Spanish built in the New World.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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khun172
Brockton, MA14 contributions
Beautiful views
Aug 2021
I love history and the fort was a great experience, beautiful views and lots of information. My family and I enjoyed this tour.
Written 30 August 2021
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Laurie M
33 contributions
Beautiful views
Jun 2021
If you are pressed for time, visit San cristobal rather than el Morro. We found it more beautiful with more to see .
Written 28 June 2021
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MarialMuniz
Puerto Rico21 contributions
New audio tours
Jun 2021 • Family
We are locals, but we love visiting El Morro as often as we can. It is definitely a great experience but this time we where awesomely impressed with the new audio tours that you can rent at the fort. It makes the experience even more realistic and entertaining while the kids learn a bit of history. Totally recommended!
Written 23 June 2021
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megghin
35 contributions
History of Puerto Rico
May 2021
A great place place to learn about this history of Puerto Rico, while filled with its own history. As the smaller of the two forts, it was easier to navigate, but no less important or interesting than San Filipe
Written 1 June 2021
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Lillian R
Cleveland, OH15 contributions
Sistercation
Apr 2021 • Friends
Beautiful, breathtaking but must put on gym shoes, lots of walking and sight seeing. Lots of history to learn.
Written 17 April 2021
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tcamp0000
Alexandria, VA206 contributions
Great historical landmark
Apr 2021 • Family
Really fun place to see and visit. Wish we could have seen the tunnels that will have to return on our next trip when it's not COVID. Otherwise one of the best views and lots of history there.
Written 4 April 2021
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mystere27
Chicago, IL38 contributions
Wonderful piece of history!
Jan 2021
Decided to check this out our last day in SJU and it was so cool. Definitely worth a visit and gives historical perspective of the fort and colonial aspect of San Juan and Puerto Rico.
Written 8 March 2021
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P W 132
63 contributions
Good View
Mar 2021
Good view from the top. Interesting to see the inside and a few good things to see (cannons and recreation of soldiers sleeping area). Best of all you can get into Fort with same ticket;)
Written 7 March 2021
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Cassandra N
Ocala, FL11 contributions
Very Cool
Feb 2021
Had a great time learning about the history and the views were breathtaking. We really enjoyed it and the ticket allows us to visit the other fort for free the following day.
Written 20 February 2021
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Maria V
13 contributions
Beautiful piece of history
Feb 2021 • Couples
Holy wow!!! A breathtaking beautiful for right in Old San Juan!! This was a relatively quick tour to do (self guided so you can take as long or as little time as you’d like!) the views were absolutely incredible, and the fort provides a slice of well-maintained history. Highly recommended to do while in PR, not expensive to enter, and all outdoors so covid-safe!
Written 7 February 2021
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