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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 3 days ago

We visited the fort while cruising aboard Carnival Sunshine. My only regret is not having my camera ready as we approached San Juan. The views of this fort and San Felipe del Morro from the ship were spectacular, and can't be duplicated from land. But...More

Thank David W
Reviewed 5 days ago

A must see if you are visiting Puerto Rico. Amazing to see up close how strong the fortresses were built with their many hallways, viewpoints and reinforcements. A very strategic position on the ocean with views in every direction. Easily accessible by walking from downtown...More

Thank PGLindaC
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited both forts while staying in OSJ. My family and I were invite to PR to boost tourism for the Island following the Hurricane as I am a travel journalist. We split our time between both forts, and there is no question that they...More

Thank The5GlobeTrotters
Reviewed 1 week ago

This old fort was spectacular and well worth the visit! The views were amazing, the fort was well maintained and the history was rich. We had a wonderful day and would highly recommend a visit here. Do be aware that this is about a 10-15...More

Thank nursebec
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The fort is part of the park service so the price is right. Lots of hidden spots with plenty of history. And the views are spectacular. Great for the children because they have rooms that will keep the kids occupied.

Thank Celeste P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great stop for the beautiful views and historical features. Lots of walking and uphill and downhill walking. Be prepared, not flip flop friendly.

Thank Barbie D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such a beautiful castle with a breathtaking view. Very impressive and it takes you back on time. Castillo de San Felipe is very close by.

Thank Ssantamaria
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great views of the island. We were on a cruise and could see our ship from the fort! Kiddo loved finding her way through the different areas.

Thank K_Jordan0
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A neat place to walk around and read displays chronicaling the history of Puerto Rico. Very education. Short walk from cruise terminal. Most is outside, so a bit weather dependent.

Thank CRPD908
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Each of the forts at Old San Juan are worth visiting. Just standing inside and thinking about how old the structures are is amazing. Take your time! The garitas (sentry boxes) are beautiful and the views from the top of the forts are simply breathtaking!

Thank susie30q
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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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Brad R
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
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.