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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
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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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Surrounded by History, with a Great Guide

This was a tour where we really got our money's worth. The "Castle" started out as a fort shortly after the arrival of Christopher Columbus. It's in pristine condition, lovingly... read more

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was a tour where we really got our money's worth. The "Castle" started out as a fort shortly after the arrival of Christopher Columbus. It's in pristine condition, lovingly maintained by the US National Park Service. Our guide, Karen is an architect by trade and a historian with close ties to the Park Service. (I found this tour on... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It provides the best view of San Juan, Castillo San Felipe del Marro and the ocean. It stands as an astonishing evidence of Puerto Rico's place in the history of Americas. U.S. National Park Service has done a great job in the up keep of this place. Please set aside at least 3 hours as you wouldn't want to miss... More 

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Grande Prairie
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You get 2 forts for the price of one when you visit these national treasures ... San Cristobal & El Morro. History comes alive when you visit these expansive forts. You can walk to both through Old San Juan, or you can take the public trolley, ... but the exercise will do you good. The cost was only $5 to... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great spot to go to and walk around and read about the history of what took place there. Great for pictures and the scenery was all beautiful. $5 each adult, not sure about children and if you have a military ID you and a companion are free entry for a year including other national historic sites around the US the... More 

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Smithfield, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

On our first day in Old San Juan, we went to El Morro, but we didn't want to miss the "rest of the story" at San Cristobal. We visited on our second day. San Cristobal is picturesque, but a bit different from El Morro. We were most impressed how it was used in World War II. The fact that they... More 

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Rio Grande, Puerto Rico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

So Cristobal Colon had no Ipad! Its a fantastic historic area well preseve with respect, thanks to the Department of Interior.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Both forts worth wandering thru. Only one fee ($5 adults) for both on same day! The guided tour was very interesting, obviously much more detailed than in your own.

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West Linn, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

What a piece of history this place is! It touches upon multiple continents, centuries, and military conflicts. Incredible views of the fort itself, but also the city and the sea. Don't miss the film, in both English and Espanol! A good bit of exercise if you see all the levels! Not to be missed.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The park guide gave a wonderful orientation talk that covered highlights of both Puerto Rico's history and the fort's. These are held throughout the day.

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Girard, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This costs 5 dollars. We spent 2 hours going through this fort. I dont think i saw all of it. Unfortunately our boat was scheduled to leave so that is why i said i dont think we saw it all. It is very informative.

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