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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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Historical and Beautiful.

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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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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Indio, California
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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

NOTE: Cristobal and Morro are the same admission, so you pay $5/person at one, and show receipt at the other to get in for free. We almost paid twice. Great views, and lots of history. Good photo ops and sunset viewing, but Morro is probably a better sunset watching location.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

If you visit Puerto Rico, you need to go to this beautiful place full of beautiful views and history.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

History is interesting...thinking of standing in different parts in different wars. Quite large, mostly open...some signs/reading, not much "stuff", but that's OK with me. Lots of walking including ramps & stairs! WORTH IT FOR THE OCEAN VIEWS and bit of world perspective! Entry is part of the same ticket as the other fort.

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