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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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+1 787-729-6777
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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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Private Old San Juan Walking Tour
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San Juan Historic Tour: Fort San Cristobal and Ruin of Caparra

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Interesting history, spectacular views

We wandered around the fort on our own, without a guide. From its high vantage point, the castle offers great views. The tunnels and dungeons were interesting and there are some... read more

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Landenberg, Pennsylvania
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Landenberg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We wandered around the fort on our own, without a guide. From its high vantage point, the castle offers great views. The tunnels and dungeons were interesting and there are some drawings of ships under plexiglass. Our city guide the night before told us the legend of the devil's sentry box and it was interesting to see it. They have... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great, brief history on control of the Caribbean and stunning views all around! Bring sunblock and be sure to take advantage of breaks in the shade.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Was so nice visiting the fort, I have been to one back home in St. Augustine and this was just even more marvelous!! It was so big and had 5 stories, for sure a leg work out going up and down all the stairs but it was all worth it. Plus the views are INCREDIBLE! If you have young children... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This one of the iconic castles from 1500 century. You cant miss it , maybe you never see something like this for a cheapier price. Enjoy it

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Thank Felix V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Just $5 provides entrance into both the Castillo de San Cristobal and Castillo San Felipe del Morro. If you only want scenic pictures, you could spend as little as 20 min here, 15 min walk to the other side, and 20 min on the other side. However, if you enjoy history, there are tablets for reading all around, in English... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As part of my short trip to old san juan my husband and I spend a good two hours there and could have spent more. I paid zero attention to history and spent two hours exploring the fort like a child. There are places to climb and walk and discover along the way. It's actually a lot of fun and... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited this beautiful and picturesque site when our cruise ship ported in Old San Juan. Be warned to get to the Castillo on foot is not an easy walk. It is mostly uphill and quite steeply inclined at times. However, the views from the top of the Castillo were worth the effort. The cost to enter was a mere... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

An interesting historic sight to see while visiting Old San Juan. One of two forts in Old San Juan and one fee gets you admission to both. I feel a must-see while visiting Old San Juan.

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Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

When to the Castillo de SAn Cristobal with my wife and kid to spen a relax time and watching my son run on the area free of traffic. Nice place to relax and look at the ocean.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been here 3 times. A great place if you like history. Very scenic views of ocean and city. Cheap admission. Tours available, but I always do self-guided walk around. Authentic.

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