Castillo de San Cristobal

Castillo de San Cristobal, San Juan

Castillo de San Cristobal
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This massive 27-acre series of fortifications is the largest the Spanish built in the New World.
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rexpig
Wilmington, DE226 contributions
Jun 2022
San Cristobal fort is actually larger in area than el Morro at the other end of town and it has a layered defensive layout. Of special interest is the wells in the main square leading to underground cisterns. The restrooms are clean and the water fountains work. On a hot summer's day, the water is cool and refreshing. The place is worth visiting. The ticket here is good for el Morro too, and vice versa.
Written June 27, 2022
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gibbygibson21
Arlington, VA43 contributions
Apr 2022
Interesting site with a lot of history. You should definitely check it out when visiting Old San Juan. I would prioritize Castillo San Felipe del Morro, but you should also see this as well.
Written June 23, 2022
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Krystal M
Levittown, PA10 contributions
Jun 2022
We paid $10 per person to enter this site. Very interesting site that offers great views of this area. Interesting to know that our ticket could have also gained us entry into the other castle in San Juan.
Written June 23, 2022
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Melissa W
30 contributions
May 2022 • Family
Loved the beautiful fort and history. We were part of a cruise line shore excursion and had time to walk around and we loved it. The ramps to the top are a work out but my 4 year old handled it with ease. So if the views were gorgeous.
Written May 23, 2022
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Carrie L
Richmond, VA104 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
This was really cool to see. The view is spectacular - make sure to walk to the top. The tunnels under the fort are fascinating and we enjoyed learning the history of this place. I loved the imposing and regal presence this fort gives to San Juan as you walk around town. Sort of like the weight of history is with you everywhere you go.
Written May 8, 2022
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2ShayMT
Denver, CO14 contributions
Apr 2022
We loved traveling back in time into this beautiful castle/fort. You will love walking through enjoying reading the history & seeing the gorgeous view !!
Written May 5, 2022
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KarenM1_10
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan759 contributions
Jan 2022
We walked here from our hotel. The fort is worth visiting but it is much smaller than El Morro. Pick up a visitor map at the entrance and you can tour the fort on your own. There are 3 levels that you can explore and the views from the top are magnificent. Hold on to your ticket and you can view El Morro the same day or the next day for free. It is about a 30-minute walk between the two forts.
Written April 9, 2022
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gianellasmom
7 contributions
Mar 2022
Epic views at every angle, this castle (more of a fort) is filled with rich history. There were cannons and cannonballs, watch towers and dungeons. Overall, a very interesting place to see. It is run by the US Park Service, so, military members, whip out your card/badge to get in for free. Quite a unique place to visit and explore.
Written March 24, 2022
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Colin Archibald
Kingston, TN4,465 contributions
Feb 2022
This is a must see spot in Old San Juan. It is a very steep climb to the ramparts of the fort, but worth the effort. The views of the city and shoreline from here are breathtaking.
Written March 19, 2022
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TigerTina301
New Orleans, LA1,260 contributions
Feb 2022
Even though it rained off and on consistently while we were here, we really enjoyed touring the grounds. Beautiful scenic photo opportunity spots and a lot of history. You could probably spend 1 to 2 hours walking around. There is also a little gift shop to purchase items like magnets, ornaments, books, etc. I recommend stopping by here if you are in Old San Juan.
Written March 14, 2022
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