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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%
  • Terrible1%
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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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Reviewed yesterday

Our second stop on our 7 day Caribbean cruise aboard the MSC Seaside. The ship is very nice, the food is average and the ports of call are good (but few). San Juan is beautiful. Castillo de San Cristobal is located within walking distance of...More

Thank nwaynesworld
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited this fortress on a tour from a cruise ship. It was breathtaking and like nothing I've seen before. Walking through the fortress felt like taking a step through time or being in a movie. I hope my 5 and 6 year old will...More

Thank Rachael T
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Reviewed 2 days ago

As part of a cruise to the Caribbean last March, we docked one day in the city of San Juan, capital of Puerto Rico. The ship docked at the port, a short walk from the Old City. At the visitor center we collected a map...More

Thank Eyal A
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We went to see the forts and walked from one end to the other. A great piece a history to walk through. Once we left we walked along the shore to see Castillo San Felipe del Morro. this was another magnificent site.

Thank Bluebeard39
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Love this place. So much history and beauty. You need more than a day to really appreciate the history and enormity of this Fort. The entire thing spans over a mile from Fort to lighthouse. Plus you want to walk old San Juan too.

Thank Gina N
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I’m super glad we opted to do this. However I’d be thoughtful about timing. We were overwhelmed with cruise crowds around 11 or so. We tried it again around 2 and it felt like we had the place to ourselves! You do not need a...More

Thank Carrie G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Instead of taking a Carnival excursion, we decided to tour this facility on our own. I highly recommend it. We took our time and explored every crack and crevice, taking in the views, the ocean air, and reviewing the history. It was incredible seeing the...More

Thank Laura P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This Fort has a fascinating history which has been wonderfully detailed by the exhibits on display. It also boasts some spectacular views of the city and coastline. The $7 US entrance fee includes the equally interesting El Morro Fort at the other end of the...More

Thank Betty08WhiteRock_BC
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not to be missed, come for a history lesson and be treated to spectacular views. Part of the National Park system, pay a fee here and visit the other locations free like Castillo San Felipe del Morro. Don’t forget to bring your park pass if...More

Thank philipu2015
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

its amazing seeing these old forts and building and see how long they have stood . they are beautiful and well preserved.

Thank Andrew D
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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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16 November 2017|
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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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