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Castillo de San Cristobal

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Address: Calle Norzagaray | Old San Juan, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
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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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Impressive Fort

This fort is the largest one ever built by Spain in the new world. The sheer size of the structure is immense and the views are incredible. A must see for anyone who visits San... read more

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Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This fort is the largest one ever built by Spain in the new world. The sheer size of the structure is immense and the views are incredible. A must see for anyone who visits San Juan.

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Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The fort itself seemed like a standard fort, but the views here were stunning. Every part offered a new scene and every one was worth capturing. If you're in the area definitely stop in here. It was only $5 and that covers a visit to both of the forts. Totally worth it.

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Morristown, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very cool! If you have a national Parks passport, be sure to get it stamped here! There is a cancellation stamp as well as another stamp.

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Miami Fla.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Along with the castle of San Felipe del Morro this is another of the great colonial monuments of Puerto Rico. The tour is very interesting, you will know the passages and areas of daily life during the colonial times on the island. The views are very impressive and if you like history this is a must.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My visit to the Castillo San Felipe was a cultural way to connect to the local island history . Well preserved monument , well kept green areas , clean and beautiful sea view.

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Monroe, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is one of two forts. Guided tours are $5 compared to the other fort (separate review) that is $85. Much still preserved like it was hundreds of years ago. Right up against the ocean with beautiful ocean views and nice city views of Old San Juan.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Worth the $5. Some of the most amazing views I've ever seen. You can also get access to the El Morrow fort with your ticket.

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Elk Grove Village, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Historical stop, good for three hour visit! The self guided tour was very informative, information was easy to read and there were lots of fantastic photo opportunities.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We made a special trip to see this fort, which we saw from the San Juan Historical area which we toured earlier in the day. It is walkable and we just meandered over that way while exploring Old San Juan... adjacent is an old graveyard... amazing. Great 'yard' area in which you see lots of outdoor activities with families: kites,... More 

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped by both forts, and although I liked the other one better, this is still awesome to check out! It's interesting to see how San Juan was built around these forts. The attraction is very affordable at $5 for BOTH parks. I would definitely stop if you have the time!

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