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Castillo de San Cristobal

Calle Norzagaray | Old San Juan, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
787-729-6777
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As featured in 3 days in San Juan
Ranked #3 of 105 attractions in San Juan
Type: Historic Sites, Military Bases/ Facilities
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: This massive 27-acre series of fortifications is the largest the Spanish built in the New World.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

This Fort has many rooms to see and up the ramp you will find the best place for taking pictures of yourself and your group. Take your time in the forts. It takes longer to travel between the two forts so don't try to walk but instead take the trolley.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

This was a great castle to go explore for some history about the island and many great photo ops. Safe area of town as well. Give yourself a few hours to explore both castles along this area of the coast. Both are worth the time.

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Fishers, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

On a RC cruise, I went on a "Old and New San Juan" tour that stopped for two hours at the fort. It is amazing history to think about the effort of constructing the fort start in the 1500's. The fort seems quite large even though it is only a portion of the original fort. There is a dungeon that... More

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Black Creek
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Well worth visiting, arrive early so you can spend a lot of time there before it gets too hot as there is so much to see. The view from the fortress is amazing.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

I loved this place, it was really nice to visit. It took us 2 hours to walk around. Unfortunately not much information and they did not even give us any information on guided tours, so I recommend asking at the entrance first. It could have been much better definitely. They do not even give a brochure with historical information, just... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Watch the short film. If you have and show a U.S. Senior Park pass, you get in free. Also neat if you can walk the 70 steps down to the lower level and see the Fort from that level, looking up.

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Suffolk NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

This was a great way to start our stay in PR. We went down to old San Juan for a quick look around walked over to the forts. Amazing ! , there was so much to see we didn't even see it all You can also walk all the way over to the other side to the other fort (... More

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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

It was a beautiful location. Wear comfortable shoes for walking. Go early before it gets too hot. US National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass accepted, or $3.@ Beautiful views from every part of the fort. Lots of history and information.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

definately stop by this fort, its right at the beginning of old san juan, it $3 or $5 if you combine it with the Morro fort which is a little further down

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Absolutely stunning views of the city! If you a traveling with a stroller a bit difficult to walk around bc of stairs. Bring a parasol and sunblock on sunny days, otherwise you will burn :)

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