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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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San Juan Historic Tour: Fort San Cristobal and Ruin of Caparra

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Great place to explore

We booked our tour through Royal Caribbean, so our time was limited since we were staying for a few hours. Our toor guide took us to two castle which were beautiful and full of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We booked our tour through Royal Caribbean, so our time was limited since we were staying for a few hours. Our toor guide took us to two castle which were beautiful and full of history. The only downside was that we didn't have much time to explore both of them. There is definitely lots of walking so if you are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

visited 2 castles while in San Juan. i would recommend to visit the on separate days. plus put on a good walking shoes to enjoy the castles. bought one ticket good for both of the two castles and i think good for 3 days. amazing view and a lot to learn.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This historical fort allows you to walk through tunnels and explore the various areas. The top cannon and watch out areas give awesome views of the ocean and Old San Juan. Worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I walked around this massive fort and had a great time! We both love history and learning about the fort was fascinating. The view from the top is breathtaking!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Be prepared to walk. Lot of history. Parking if available is $2.00/hour. There is a trolley stop right at the entrance. Guided tours are only on the weekends. The movie explains the history of the fort. Great views. Staff was friendly and professional. Go early as parking any where in old San Juan can Be a problem,

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Well I was impressed with the first fort El Morro but was even more impressed with San Cristobal! So much history and we marvelled at the engineering of the place! This is a must see!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

🍥 Spectacular views from level 3 and awesome history throughout. Bring a camera! Dress light, though, and drink lots of water. It's hot and there's a lot of walking. The tunnels are cool! We missed most of the guided tour through the tunnels, but I think it would be a great venture.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is a $5 entrance fee but the views are great! It is within walking distance from the cruise port. Make sure to check out the lighthouse!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to visit, $5 gets you in but also covers you at El Morro. Lots of steep walking but amazing views. Make sure you walk the tunnels, which are kind of spooky and dimly lit to see the dungeons. Very cool.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There's so much history in PR that the castles are a great place to start. We didn't use a tour but there are signs everywhere to read and understand. The castles were very cheap to visit ( $5 / each ) but that gets you into both castles. We used Uber to get there from Isla Verde and it was... More 

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