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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.
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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Calle Norzagaray | Old San Juan, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
+1 787-729-6777
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I got lucky and found a hostel just across the street from Castillo de San Cristobal. Easy to walk around, learn a bit about history and enjoy the views. A must do while in Old San Juan.

Thank Joan L
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second time to San Juan and to Castillo de San Cristobal. The first time we didn't take the tour we just looked around outside of it and went up to the look out tower over the ocean. This time we decided to...More

Thank Whitney R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice to learn about the incredible history here and so much to look at. Fabulous photo opportunities and breathtaking views as well. We even saw a small crab and an iguana. We loved the Sentry Boxes.

Thank SunflowerDame
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ineresting intro video of the islands history... from the invasions from the English, Dutch and Spanish.

Thank Luke_O_Zade
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Live the history of Colonial period of Puerto Rico. Walk the halls and exhibitions of this historic fort. Unique experience to all ages and audiences. You can miss this place.

Thank rgordillopr
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The location of this fort is wonderful! It's very close to the cruise ship terminals for those who are coming in by boat, and almost right next door to Posada San Francisco (Hostel) for those who are staying in a budget hostel like I did....More

Thank Baltzer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived mid morning and the place was empty. The gift shop is well appointed. There is a lot to see and do here, as long as you like heat and walking a lot. We were given wonderful tours and talks by Karen and Jose...More

Thank vanos954
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This fort is well preserved and a delight to visit. If you have a penchant for history this is a must see when in Puerto Rico. You can get an appreciation of the lengths the colonial masters went to prepare to battle to keep these...More

Thank Simon R
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Beautiful city. Picturesque. Recommend a visit to both forts. Free trolley can take you from one fort to the other. Lots to see!

Thank TFiggins
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

This fort was built to do land defense. It's big and full of history. It cost around $5.00 to go in. Take your time and transfer yourself to that era. It's an experience. Enjoy!

Thank Luz V
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Caroline W
29 April 2017|
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Response from Escapists2 | Reviewed this property |
This is a US National Park so their rules apply. Here's the link to that site: .nps.gov/aboutus/news/commercial-film-and-photo-permits.htm. Based on my reading of this, you'll be fine.
17 April 2017|
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Response from P402GLmanuelr | Reviewed this property |
I beleive it's about a mile
Elvis f
16 January 2017|
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Response from KayakPaddler | Reviewed this property |
Sorry can't answer this one. Was only there to visit the Fort and not for a wedding