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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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It's a lot of walk if you gonna see it all over, but worth! Very picturesque photos with the view of wide and free landscape! Besides, very historical!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

It's a lot of walk if you gonna see it all over, but worth! Very picturesque photos with the view of wide and free landscape! Besides, very historical!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

We saw the short film in the theater beforehand and it was great. Very informative and not too long for our teenage kids. Great panoramic views of the ocean and all of old San Juan from many parts of the fort. Bring your comfortable walking shoes and bring plenty of water. Highly recommend!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

I loved learning the history!! Very beautiful!! Took so any pictures and the trolley service that takes you to the other fort was a great help!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Historical and Beautiful. Easy to get too from the port. Not too expensive. Bring some water it can get very hot.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Must take taxi which will take you through the historic old town. Not as impressive as El Morro but worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Two forts for the price of one. The free tram helps you get from one to another. take your time, let history and the atmosphere surround you. Not difficult to imagine life back then.

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Kamloops, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This is a great historical site to visit to get a feel for what it was like. The fort has seen many nationalities running it. Who knew that rainwater was collected and stored underground in the fortress. It's a really eye opener, too. We toured on a typical hot San Juan day and could only imagine what was like for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

My husband an I were on our way to the airport when we found this place! We were so glad we made time to stop and explore! It was such an amazing experience just to explore and walk within the walls !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

The low price of one Castillo gets you in to both. They are both very different, so you will want to catch both. We walked to both but you can wait for the shuttle. Several site seeing tours would take you by the castilloes but did not give you time to go through. These are 2 of the must sees... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

With our free entry (having already purchased the $5 pass at del Morro), this was a definite must-see. Really interesting old tunnel/dungeon and great history. I know so much more about Puerto Rico's history now after having been to this site.

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