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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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Walking Tour of Old San Juan

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Lovely site!

Do not miss! It is like transporting back on time. Lovely views of San Juan and the ocean. Great Souvenirs shops!

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Do not miss! It is like transporting back on time. Lovely views of San Juan and the ocean. Great Souvenirs shops!

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The views from Castillo de San Cristobal are breathtaking! I was impressed with the structure of this fort. I enjoyed reading about the history throughout the tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This castle is very interesting and worth a visit. There are many things to see and it is a place rich with the vibrant history of Puerto Rico. We visited on a particularly hot day so the cool ocean breeze that is on top of the castle felt heavenly. Make sure to visit!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Before I came to Puerto Rico, I had no idea this fortress existed. I found it very interesting, especially the fact that it's served multiple purposes for multiple countries. You can almost feel the history and significance oozing from the walls as you explore. Definitely worth your time. Oh, and your $5 entry fee also gets you into El Morro

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had we been taught the history of a place by visiting the place, history would have been so much more interesting! This is a gorgeous fort with all its original artefacts in place. But what takes your breath away is the view of the ocean from the fort. If you're In San Juan, you can't miss this place 😍

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

What a great experience for the entire family. We watched the history books come to life. The fort is amazing and you can imagine how the soldiers lived.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed our walking tour of this great place. It is huge and gives you a real sense of the history of San Juan. I would highly recommend visiting and really taking a tour so you find out about the history, I don't think you get the same information walking by yourself.

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The visitor center its still under construction, but the place its huge and well maintained. Lot of history here also. Be prepared to walk. Bring water.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's no wonder that because of it's excellent vantage point of the sea it also has an excellent vantage point of Old San Juan. Climb to the top for great photographs and pay attention for a fascinating history lesson of the New World and how it was defended.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My tour guide was very informative when he brought us here. It was nice seeing Puerto Rico in a different light and experiencing the history for yourself. I would recommend anyone that is planning to visit this site to wear comfortable walking shoes, preferably sneakers. Overall, great experience

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