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All reviews san cristobal entrance fee self guided tour beautiful fort national park history buff lots of history great history breathtaking views take your time free trolley great place to visit cruise ship walk around old city dungeon castle
This is the other part of the fort. Interesting and well documented. There are great views and some of the rooms are set up as per period. There is a long tunnel in one place that kids would love. There are quite a few stairs...More
The site is well preserved and the history is well documented - the biggest European fortification in the Americas. History is well documented Well preserved and the history is fascinating, considering the site was used during world wars. A must for history and military buffs.
Great way to enjoy local history. Nicely maintained and clean.
Don’t need a tour unless you want to know all the little ‘tid bits’.
Parking is easy, getting there is a bit of a walk but beautiful. Recommend getting to the castle early in the...More
Occupied by US forces right up to 1961 this ancient fortresss commands an imposing position overlooking the harbour.
Massive gas proof steel doora at the exit are left over from the most recent US occupation as is the concrete director tower at the top.
This was a beautiful castle! On the day we went they were preparing for a wedding in one of the courtyards. The grounds were immaculately kept. The tour guides were great and the attendant in the small cafe was beyond helpful. He gave us more...More
No need to pay for a tour unless you want all the details and secrets. The enormous size of this can’t be seen from outside. Once you get inside you realize it’s sooo big. It goes on and on and on. Wear your walking shoes!...More
Response from JoshtheTravelG | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry, I am not currently in Puerto Rico at the moment. I know power has returned to a few places within Old San Juan - so that's a start. Sorry I couldn't be more help. I'm not sure when the National Parks will open. If... More
I'm sorry, I am not currently in Puerto Rico at the moment. I know power has returned to a few places within Old San Juan - so that's a start. Sorry I couldn't be more help. I'm not sure when the National Parks will open. If you are going and want to walk boardwalk next to the walls of the fort, you may be able to go to San Juan gate over by Del Morro (the other fort in Old San Juan) and follow the path there.
If you are looking for some visual representations, you can always check my YouTube page at Josh the Travel Guy. I have a host of videos on Old San Juan and beyond. These were all pre-Maria though.
confused--San Juan National Historic site (3 Replies)
Is the San Juan National Historic site the same as Castillo De San Cristobal or El Castillo San Felipe Del Morro? Any clarification would be helpful, thanks!
October 24, 2013|
The SJ National Historic sites refers to the forts San Felipe del Morro (known as El Morro) and San Cristobal, plus the city walls.
Green Bay, Wisconsin
My Itinerary...opinions and tips please! (8 Replies)
Day 1 - Land in SJ at 3pm...estimated check in at hotel 4pm...in Condado Before sun down, will I have enough time to visit San Felipe Del Morro and Castillo de San Cristobal? Day 2 - Rocaliza half day tour...Visit Ocean Park Beach after...and enjoy the night away with some tequila! :) Day 3 - Thinking of doing an early food tour...maybe Spoon Food Tours or Flavors of San Juan Food and Culture Tours. I was thinking a food tour will give me insight/experience of Old San Juan and a...More
November 05, 2014|
Day 1. Both forts close at 5pm. If you are not checking bags, you can expect to be in Condado about 4pm. There is rush hour traffic, so anything goes. Each fort will take no less than 30min, and they are a 15min walk apart. The rest is fine. You do have limited time and are not renting a car, so that limits ypur options. Btw, sunset is at 6pm during "winter".
Transportation Question (3 Replies)
How long does it take to get from the Pan Am Pier to Old San Juan and how much does a taxi cost? We are only going to be in town for one day prior to a cruise and I would like to see El Morro and Castillo de San Cristobal. The boat doesn't leave until 9 pm and we get in at 1, so would you recommend trying to do that? Thanks for your time!
November 01, 2009|
Do it, you;ll have plenty of time to visit the forts and discover old San Juan. The taxi's fare will cost around $12, it's a fixed rate. It will take not more than 10-15 minutes to get to OSJ. Wear comfortable shoes or tenis. The streets are clobbed and the fort's floor is somewhat uneven.