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“if you like forts”

Castillo de San Cristobal
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San Juan Historic Tour: Fort San Cristobal and Ruin of Caparra
Ranked #4 of 203 things to do in San Juan
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This massive 27-acre series of fortifications is the largest the Spanish built in the New World.
Reviewed October 10, 2012

this is a good place to visit. Very historic. And very scenic. Highly recommended. It's walking distance from town, but there is a free trolley that will take you anywhere in Old San Juan.

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Reviewed October 10, 2012

One of the two main fortresses this one is excellent view of history. The short film gave an overview of the history. Walking the grounds and seeing the architecture is a walk in history. Staff very friendly and helpful. Highly recommend a visit when in Old San Juan.

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Reviewed October 9, 2012

We friends and I were advised by natives to visit the fortifications in San Juan...we are so glad that we took their advice! Castillo de San Cristobal is beautifully built and located on the Atlantic Ocean shoreline. The sound and sight of the crashing waves, the cool breeze from the ocean, and the views of the city are spectacular. If you have time, visit Old San Juan and Castillo de San Cristobal!!

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Reviewed October 8, 2012

Lots of good historical details and lovely old fortifications. You can walk through the old tunnels and look out over the battlements while enjoying the panoramic views of San Juan.
Make sure you purchase the two fort pass as it's well worth also seeing El Morro.

Thank Jonathan T
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Reviewed October 8, 2012

A must see in old San Juan. We took the free trolley bus but you could easily walk to this site from the cruise port. $3 entry fee very reasonable. Spent over an hour walking around exploring the site.

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