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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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Great fort with lots of areas to explore

This fort has a few different sections to explore so much sure you are up to walking them. They have tunnels open to the other sections that also pass the dungeon which is really... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

This fort has a few different sections to explore so much sure you are up to walking them. They have tunnels open to the other sections that also pass the dungeon which is really neat. Great views from the whole fort, be it the city or the sea.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

It is a nice and interesting site to visit but unfortunately compared to the neighboring Castillo San Felipe del Moro it is only a complement of the tour. It closes at 6 pm so it is convenient to end your day with a late afternoon stroll there.

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North East, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Wonderfully historic, majestic photos and beautiful history. In a prime location with other Castillos so it is not out of the way to do. Cheap entry fee

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

You can't visit Puerto Rico without visiting this landmark and enjoying the view of San Juan Bay and the Atlantic Ocean and the calmful winds

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Leander, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I am always in awe of ancient sites and the special place they hold in history. Being able to touch the walls, and walk through history has always taken my breath away. There are amazing views from Castillo San Cristobal of the sea and the Bay of San Juan. There is a ton of walking and climbing. There are some... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Loved visiting this fort. For $5 you get admission to this fort as well as the other one in San Juan. It is a walking tour, mostly self guided, so wear your tennis shoes. Plan on spending a couple hours there. It is very historical and interesting. I would definitely go again.

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Gulf Breeze
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

You can't beat these views! I loved getting the history lesson too. Be aware that it is a lot of walking and sometimes up and down some very steep hills without a railing. See pictures.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

My husband loves history and was very excited to get to tour this Fort. One of the reasons was that you could go down into the chambers where the prisoners were kept. He enjoyed walking all the levels and getting to view the whole fort. There is a lot of walking but you can choose what you want to see... More 

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Dorado, Puerto Rico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Watching the entrance of San Juan bay is this beautiful fortress made by the spaniols more than 500 years ago. You can visit the historic sapaniol museum inside the fortress. Walk aroun the places.Look to the sea trough the emblematics garitas. And play whit your imagination thinking of the critical moments the spaniols experimented in battles wiht Pirates and Corsairs.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

You should consider going here. The view is beautiful, and an excellent place for history. You can explore different levels, and take lovely photos. Sometimes they have performances here. It used to have choirs on certain Sundays. Different from el Castillo San Felipe del Morro. Go for it!

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Address: Calle Norzagaray | Old San Juan, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
Phone Number: 787-729-6777
Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan

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