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“old stones for real” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Castillo de San Cristobal

Castillo de San Cristobal
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$148.00*
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Private Old San Juan Walking Tour
Ranked #4 of 195 things to do in San Juan
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Thibodaux, Louisiana
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3 reviews
“old stones for real”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2012

liked the fact that i was in a building that was this old. there was alot of history with this place

Visited November 2012
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Boise, Idaho
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“Beautiful View of History”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2012

What a beautiful part of San Juan history! Unbelievable that man could build such a thing! Wonderful place!

Visited October 2012
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Lunenburg, Canada
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“Another Old San Juan treasure”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2012

Much smaller in geographic area but equally impressive as El Morro. The views from the second and third levels are impressive. We visited on a very warm and humid day, but found relief inside the world war two observation tower.

The site is very well kept and gives a glimpse into the Spanish colonization of the new world.

The five dollar entrance fee is a real bargain as it also includes entrance to El Morro.

This is a must see and plan for at least a two hour visit.

Visited November 2012
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Dartmouth, Canada
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“Worth a visit - even if you've been to El Morro!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2012

A smaller companion to El Morro, San Cristobal is still worth a walk through. Watch out for lizards and iguanas - we got some great photos!

Visited November 2012
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Boston, MA
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“worth the trip when combo'd with El Morro”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2012

$5 for both national historic sites. San Cristobal has more to explore and should be your first stop between the two. Take the tram or the free trolley in between the two.

Visited November 2012
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