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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 105 attractions in San Juan
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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Las Vegas, Nevada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

definately stop by this fort, its right at the beginning of old san juan, it $3 or $5 if you combine it with the Morro fort which is a little further down

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Absolutely stunning views of the city! If you a traveling with a stroller a bit difficult to walk around bc of stairs. Bring a parasol and sunblock on sunny days, otherwise you will burn :)

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Puerto Rico
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

If I want just to relax. See the beautiful view from the top of the fort, feel the soft breeze. I just go to old San Juan and I have this wonderful place where I can just relax for hours...

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Columbus, Ohio
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Very historic and informative. You can spend as much or as little time as you want. Very scenic. Old town has shuttles that run continuously through the town and will take you to the forts. From there, visiting the old town is downhill, or you can hop a shuttle.

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Whitestone, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Wear comfortable shoes, lots to walk, beautiful scenery, great history when you have a good tour guide, excellent help when needed,

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

If you have to choose one, I would go to El Morro, but this historic site was pretty cool too. The views from up top are great.

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Tigard, Oregon
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I would recommend anyone to visit the Forts when in San Juan. They are really amazing. Castillo de San Cristobal faces the interior of the island, and was used to defend the city against inland invaders. It is part of the old city walls, and very nicely preserved. Be sure to wear good walking shoes, as there are a lot... More

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Homestead, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We visited the fort on an excursion from our cruise to Puerto Rico. It was interesting and extremely large. Im still not sure if we actually seen the whole thing. So many tunnels and the view from the very top is amazing. A must see if you are in the area. I think it maybe was like $3 to get... More

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Castillo de San Cristóbal is the largest colonial Spanish fortress in the Western Hemisphere. It is a magnificent and impressive structure. One of the most interesting features of San Cristóbal is the "Garita del Diablo", or Devil's Sentry Box, protagonist of a popular local legend. It is a must visit when in Old San Juan.

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McLean, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

This is a must see when you are in Old Town San Juan. The views are amazing and the photo ops inside endless. Don't miss this!

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