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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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Strolling thru San Juan

Taking pictures, strolling, eating, and just enjoying the tropical surroundings. This place is great for lovers, so much to do and see.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Taking pictures, strolling, eating, and just enjoying the tropical surroundings. This place is great for lovers, so much to do and see.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This is a must visit, along with El Morro, if you want to understand how important Puerto Rico was to the Spanish Conquest.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

A lot of history, definitely a must to see when in San Juan. It gives you a view of the whole city and a breathtaking view of the Atlantic

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I think if you do this tour with a tour guide it might be better. Unfortunately our family entered through the street entrance and not the main entrance so we weren't offered a guide. We got to see the site which was pretty incredible and well maintained but we didn't get any of the history of the site. There was... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

You don't have to be a history buff to explore this amazing site. The views of Old San Juan from here are amazing. This Fort captures the history of the Spanish colonial period in Puerto Rico. San Cristobal is indeed a gem in Puerto Rico's culture

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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

If there was ever a hurricane on this island, put me in one of the dungeons with some food and a lamp. I'll ride the storm out there. I really enjoyed visiting here and walking through and around the fort. Lots of history and it's very well maintained. There's a 15 min movie that we watched before we left. $2... More 

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Cocoa Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Worth the views even on a scorching hot day. Beautiful pics and lifelong memories!! Not sure it;s worth more than 1 visit though but breathtaking regardless.

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Mission Viejo, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

It is just so much fun walking on such a historic landmark. Lots of tunnels and a dungeon Be sure to take your reciept to El Morro so you do not have to pay twice. The walk between the two forts is easy but riding the trolley is a treat. The shophere is much nicer that at El Morro.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

It was constructed to protect land invasions to the walled City of San Juan. It has five lines of defense that extent up to the front of Puerto Rico's State Capitol. US National Park Services has developed a great visitor center where you can have an excellent overview of the Fort and the walled City. Walk through the lines of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

While not as large as El Morro, this Fort also had a long history and we were lucky enough to be able to take a guided tour with one of the tour guides - free and extremely informative.

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