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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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Casa Bacardi and Old San Juan Tour
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San Juan Historic Tour: Fort San Cristobal and Ruin of Caparra

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Cheap Shore Excursion

Cheap shore excursion from the ship, walking distance. Simply overwhelming in size and history. A must see if you stop on a cruise ship.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Cheap shore excursion from the ship, walking distance. Simply overwhelming in size and history. A must see if you stop on a cruise ship.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is an excellent place to visit in Old SAN Juan. The guides are helpful. The fort itself is very interesting and has great views.

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Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our family went on a cruise which left from San Juan, we came a few days early so we could spend some time exploring San Juan. This was such a fun day, the kids loved exploring the old castle as well as the adults. Definitely if you are in San Juan, check this out!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

One must see this fort to complete ur understanding ofSan Juan's fortifications and history. However, if u only have time for one fort, do the other one.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago 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 3 days ago 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 3 days ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago 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 3 days ago 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 3 days ago 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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