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Castillo de San Cristobal

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Address: Calle Norzagaray | Old San Juan, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
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+1 787-729-6777
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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This massive 27-acre series of fortifications is the largest the Spanish...

This massive 27-acre series of fortifications is the largest the Spanish built in the New World.

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Private Old San Juan Walking Tour
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Casa Bacardi and Old San Juan Tour
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San Juan Historic Tour: Fort San Cristobal and Ruin of Caparra

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Just go...It's a must see

As part of my short trip to old san juan my husband and I spend a good two hours there and could have spent more. I paid zero attention to history and spent two hours... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

As part of my short trip to old san juan my husband and I spend a good two hours there and could have spent more. I paid zero attention to history and spent two hours exploring the fort like a child. There are places to climb and walk and discover along the way. It's actually a lot of fun and... More 

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MI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We visited this beautiful and picturesque site when our cruise ship ported in Old San Juan. Be warned to get to the Castillo on foot is not an easy walk. It is mostly uphill and quite steeply inclined at times. However, the views from the top of the Castillo were worth the effort. The cost to enter was a mere... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

An interesting historic sight to see while visiting Old San Juan. One of two forts in Old San Juan and one fee gets you admission to both. I feel a must-see while visiting Old San Juan.

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Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

When to the Castillo de SAn Cristobal with my wife and kid to spen a relax time and watching my son run on the area free of traffic. Nice place to relax and look at the ocean.

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Keswick, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been here 3 times. A great place if you like history. Very scenic views of ocean and city. Cheap admission. Tours available, but I always do self-guided walk around. Authentic.

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Fullerton, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is so beautiful and has such historical significance. There is so much to do and see here so make sure to see it all and be prepared to do a lot of walking. The tunnels and the dungeon is an awesome sight to see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great history and fun walk around. It is hot at the fort with all of the rock baking in the sun. You must explore and check out the old dungeon and garrisons.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Much larger and elaborate than Castle SAN Philipe. Great views of town and ocean and bay. Closer to piers and old town but you can get to both on foot or the free trolley. $6 or free with US National Park service senior pass. Massive fort and well restored. Tunnels are unique feature. Had visitor center. History information provided at... More 

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Ocala, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

San Cristobal and El Morro are connected and the same $10 park admission gets you into both of them, they are both worth the visit and allow at least 3 hours to roam through both of them. Tons of rooms, views and lots of walking!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The guys in our group enjoyed the castle, and the women were impressed with the views. It is an amazing place, still standing after all these years. A knowledgeable guide walked them through most of the fort.

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