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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: 787-729-6777
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: 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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Old San Juan Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

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This fort was massive and had amazing history behind it. I would have loved to of had more time there. Great photo opportunities. The dungeons and tunnels really allowed you to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Grayling, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

This fort was massive and had amazing history behind it. I would have loved to of had more time there. Great photo opportunities. The dungeons and tunnels really allowed you to capture a sense of what it was like!

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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

The Castle is so well preserved. The views from the top are breath taking and you can see the whole city from the top as well as the sea. The history is rich and there are signs telling about different areas and a guide that can be purchased at the entrance.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Low admission cost makes visiting this a no brainer. Beautiful views and kids loved that they recognized the filming location for "Marvel's Agents of Shield".

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Gun Barrel City, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

A bus stop in front, guided tour, nice little gift shop and very interesting. The age of this fortress is mind boggling and yet it is well preserved for being on the water.

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Kiln, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Very impressive views of the Old San Juan area. Some steep walkways so you may need to take your time. Nice picture taking opportunities.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

This is a cool Castle with an interesting history, creepy dungeon room, fascinating architecture, and great views. However, if you can only do one historic sight in San Juan, do San Felipe de Morro.

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

This was an incredible sight to see. Our tour guide did a great job explaining the history of the fort and guiding us through it.

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Bloomington, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Coming from the U.S., where everything like this has been ruined with fences and gates, I was so happy to see a wide open historical site where you can explore and see everything up close and personal. Very cool site!

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Westfield, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Doing a walking tour of Old San Juan in a day is a great way to spend your day, and will still allow you plenty of time in the two forts. $5 to get in (your receipt is good at both forts). The place drips history,and there's park rangers there to answer your questions. Weather is always great, and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

This fort is an adjunct to the larger Castillo San Felipe del Morro. Since it is not as massive as the larger fort, it is easy to forget. It, too, is run by the National Park Service and is well restored and informative. This fort was built to protect San Juan from land attack from the east. Do not miss... More 

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