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Castillo de San Cristobal

Calle Norzagaray | Old San Juan, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
+1 787-729-6777
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This massive 27-acre series of fortifications is the largest the Spanish built in the New World.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good26%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Calle Norzagaray | Old San Juan, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
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"san cristobal"
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"entrance fee"
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"self guided tour"
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"beautiful fort"
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"lots of history"
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"love history"
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"breathtaking views"
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"free trolley"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Ok so I've been here a few times but its like everytime I come I learn something new I take the free trolley( which I always tip) to the fort the entrance fee is $7 for ages 14 and older and gives you access to...More

Thank munecamala
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We spent a couple of days in San Juan prior to our cruise and took in some of the sights. A friend suggested that we visit both San Cristobal and El Morro. Time only allowed for one, so we chose San Cristobal. Our young kids...More

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Reviewed yesterday

I enjoy learning about history and seeing significant historic landmarks, but this visit fell short because of the lack of information provided on what we were looking at. There were a few signs that we read to learn about the structure and the history, I...More

Thank Andrew H
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Oh my, this was an incredible tour. As I toured Fort San Cristobal, my thoughts of the brave soldiers who lived in the fort. Viewing the barracks, seeing the guns, dungeon, and much more was bitter-sweet. As my husband and I traveled to the highest...More

Thank Diana5956
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a very spacious Castle. I got there 30 minutes before closing and should have got in there at least an hour and a half. There are great views of Old San Juan and San Juan from the top of the castle. It also...More

Thank nlott414
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My plan was to take one of the town's free trolleys to both forts, but we didn't see any when we exited the cruise port, so we just walked to this one since it was close. My son and I enjoy history and there aren't...More

Thank tab1075
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Close to El Morrow, visit this place, too. Great for photographers, sketchers. While in this neighborhood, also visit the Museum of the Americas.

Thank AnnfromLynchburg
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

You have to visit both: San Felipe and San Cristobal Castles. Places full of history and a must see during your visit to PR.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a must-see if you are visiting San Juan (especially if you are only there for the day on a cruise ship). It's about 10-15 minutes walk from the ship port - come out of the entrance and keep going forward and slightly to...More

Thank sue190747
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must stop if you are visiting San Juan. It is an architectural and historic gem. This fort was built was built by Spain to protect against land based attacks on the city of San Juan. It is the biggest European fortication. It...More

Thank colla149
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GerardoCamacho
21 March 2018|
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Response from Gotoguy23 | Reviewed this property |
The Sheraton is down by the marina. You will need to walk about 10 minutes, mostly up hill. If you have no mobility issues, it’s a nice walk.
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Barbie D
1 January 2018|
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Response from RagdeEdgar | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend the stroll, as others have, if you depart from the San Juan Bay dock. Nevertheless, take a Uber when in heavy rain or extreme heat.
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Response from Baltzer | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry, I am not currently in Puerto Rico at the moment. I know power has returned to a few places within Old San Juan - so that's a start. Sorry I couldn't be more help. I'm not sure when the National Parks will open. If... More
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