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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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Excellent Historical Visit with Views

I really recommend you check this out on your Puerto Rico visit. It is very beautiful and historic. Bring your cameras!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I really recommend you check this out on your Puerto Rico visit. It is very beautiful and historic. Bring your cameras!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The sites and sounds were amazing. This was in close proximity to several attractions on our to see list. This site provided great photo ops. The cemetery below was also very cool. All this on the water.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This fort is ginormous we couldn't see everything because it was closing but it's a great place to go if you want to learn how it was for soldiers in the 1800 to try to defend your home you didn't experience without tough it was for them then compared to now

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place is absolutely beautiful. This is a nice place to check out if you're touring Old San Juan.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I live in front of Castillo San Cristobal. It is a source of joy to me. I delight in watching visitors from my balcony and also watch the raising and lowering of the flags

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Fortress built by Spaniards at the entrance of El Viejo San Juan,is majestic structure. Is well preserve. Excellent views to the ocean and to the old city. Doesn't have parking but you can park in one of the Municipal Parkings and take a free trolley that leave you in front of the Fort.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The fort is full of history. Puerto Rico was once a colony of Spain and this fort along with the main one (San Felipe del morro) was used to protect the islet of San Juan (capital of Puerto Rico). It was also where the Americans battled the Spanish soldiers to gain Puerto Rico. Visiting this Historic Site will transport you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I went to El Morro last time we were in Puerto Rico. The Castillo is a larger fort and so very beautiful. Our children were with us on this visit and they were equally impressed. The Ranger provided us with a 30 minute talk explaining the history of the Fort with photos and charts inside the buildings.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If you visit Old San Juan, you must include a visit to San Cristobal Fort. Excellent tours are provided by the National Park Service with very well prepared guides which provide all the historic information on this site. Enjoy the spanish heritage of the island during your visit to Old San Juan.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great place to start our Old San Juan experience! Fantastic views of the coast and the city in addition to learning a lot about Puerto Rico's history.

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