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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 102 attractions in San Juan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Warwick, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

$5/ adult, and our 10 year old daughter was free. Entrance fee gave us a week's admission to the fort to explore. From the dungeon to the top of the fort it is steeped in history with lots of curious tunnels and stairways to explore. The gorgeous views from the top are unparalleled! It was a highlight of our trip... More

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East Lansing, Michigan
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

The fort is really close to the downtown area. It only took me 5 min to walk there from where I stayed. This fort, though it's newer than del Morro, is larger and more complicated. These are the reason why I prefer this fort. I spent more than 3 hours exploring it. Everything is well preserved. I like the way... More

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Raleigh, NC
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Had a great time here saw all of the fort. You can also get great views of old San Juan and the other fort. There is also a video downstairs in the AC that plays ever 15 minutes or so. Remember your ticket stub from the other fort is good here as well and vice versa. Great views of the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Much more than El Morro. Home of the National history library. Big bunker for government VIP. Next to Plaza de Colon. Two entrances for your conveniences. No word to describe the beauty and history of the fort. Souvenir store on site for both fort.

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We visited this site as part of a group tour from our cruise ship. It is as impressive as it looks in the photographs; massive walls and fortifications protecting the ancient coastline from invaders from the sea. You can stroll the grounds at your own pace, look through the gun ports and imagine the battles of old. This is also... More

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Letcher, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Had a great time, took our daughter there because we wanted our daughter to know the history of the island. So much to see, everything was so interesting.

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

This little gem of a fort was worth the walk in the hot sun and the magnificent views to behold from many interesting vantage points!! This is a must do!! Only $5.00!!

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Tooele, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

If you visit Old San Juan, this is a must do. I was here a few years ago and will be back next month with another couple who have not been here before. Very reasonable entrance fee and a self guided tour, so you go at your own leisure. A great place for pictures and views of the ocean.

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Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Great views for the adults and nice dark dungeon for the kids! :) We also love the National Park Service and are glad they are maintaining this historic site so well.

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We actually visited in june 2013 and realized I never posted my reviews. This was my fav of the two. We started here and spent a few hours exploring. Amazing views, informative, and a bargain for hours of exploration! We caught the trolly to the other fort. You get a discount when u buy entrance to both forts so be... More

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