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Castillo de San Cristobal

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Address: Calle Norzagaray | Old San Juan, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
Phone Number: +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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San Juan Historic Tour: Fort San Cristobal and Ruin of Caparra

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I was looking forward to seeing the place again because we missed a little the last time we came. I was not let down. I love to learn new things about the places we visit and the... read more

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Riverdale, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I was looking forward to seeing the place again because we missed a little the last time we came. I was not let down. I love to learn new things about the places we visit and the history here is amazing. Must see in my book.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is quick walk from the San Juan Cruise Port and makes for a great cheap excursion that you don't have to book through your cruise company/ Great historical artifacts and information all over the Fort. Also, GREAT views of San Juan from the top of the Fort. We would return if we stop in San Juan again.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Both castles have lots of history and excellent views. San Felipe is a bit easier to get to but both have staircases and ramps to navigate to get the full experience. One admission price gets you into both attractions. If I was only able to visit one of the castles I would choose San Felipe as there is a bit... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The fort offers many options for the beginner to more advanced walker/stair climber. For the more adventurous and willing to exert some energy, exploring the lower levels are rewarded with great coastline and city views.

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Laguna Beach, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This COULD have been a more interesting tour except for our 'guide'. He didn't keep our group together when he started to explain what this historical point of interest was about. We eavesdropped on the other tour guides and learned much more from them. He seemed disorganized and he was difficult to follow. I would take this tour again if... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Do not miss this if you are in San Juan! So much history and terrific views. It is a fabulous place to spend your time and learn about the area. Exploring the structure will take some time but it is well worth it. Take your time and walk all around it - you won't regret going here. Admission fee is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I loved it here and I got to explore the castle. They have a cool dungeon that you can walk through and amazing views. Must come and visit... They charge 5 dollars per person

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Take a few moments to visit this historical place. You won't regret it! The views are magnificent and the history is interesting and holds ones attention.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing structure built back in early 1600. Unbelievable how they could have built such a massive fort of stone. You have to wonder how many years it took to complete! For $5.00 per person you get entrance to two forts. If you enjoy a great view and walk back through time this is a great place to check out! Bring... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was my favorite fort compared to the other one. There are more hidden spaces and areas to see at this fort. I was intrigued by the devil's sentry box.

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