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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%
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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 4 days ago via mobile

We loved the forts. The views are some of the best in Old San Juan. My only recommendation is to start your day early and you can enter both forts for one price.

Thank Chidivaonadime
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to walk the walls that protected the city of San Juan for centuries! enjoy the sights of the San Juan bay entrance as well the Atlantic ocean thru its "garitas". Stroll thru the recently built walkway, and enjoy having the water on one...More

Thank PabloCPenaloza
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I loved the views from the castle. It is certainly a walk from where we stayed, but well worth the trek.

Thank Stacey M
Reviewed 13 October 2017

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.

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Reviewed 12 October 2017

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 11 October 2017

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 9 October 2017

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

Thank Luke_O_Zade
Reviewed 3 October 2017

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 22 September 2017

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 19 September 2017 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
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Brad R
16 November 2017|
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
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