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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: +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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San Juan Historic Tour: Fort San Cristobal and Ruin of Caparra

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Do not miss this if you are in San Juan! So much history and terrific views. It is a fabulous place to spend your time and learn about the area. Exploring the structure will... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Do not miss this if you are in San Juan! So much history and terrific views. It is a fabulous place to spend your time and learn about the area. Exploring the structure will take some time but it is well worth it. Take your time and walk all around it - you won't regret going here. Admission fee is... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I loved it here and I got to explore the castle. They have a cool dungeon that you can walk through and amazing views. Must come and visit... They charge 5 dollars per person

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Take a few moments to visit this historical place. You won't regret it! The views are magnificent and the history is interesting and holds ones attention.

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Port Clinton, OH
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing structure built back in early 1600. Unbelievable how they could have built such a massive fort of stone. You have to wonder how many years it took to complete! For $5.00 per person you get entrance to two forts. If you enjoy a great view and walk back through time this is a great place to check out! Bring... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This was my favorite fort compared to the other one. There are more hidden spaces and areas to see at this fort. I was intrigued by the devil's sentry box.

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Alesund, Norway
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to this old Castillo on a cloudy day. Do not go there in a sunny day, it is hot :) but it was a interesting castle, well taken care of! You pay 5$, and can walk all day long. If you like old history, take a few hours to see this building ! You also get to see... More 

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Lehigh Acres, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of interesting facts that really tie the US mainland to Puerto Rico! It is a National Park so if you joined the National Parks be sure to bring your card along! We didn't realize and left ours at home. Much walking so wear comfortable shoes. Beautiful sights to see. Your ticket is good for 7 days if you don't... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful and historic fort. The weekend tunnel tour is an excellent way to get a history lesson as well as a chance to see tunnels not usually open to the public. Wear comfortable shoes, and watch for uneven surfaces. I got caught in the rain, and the bookstore did not have hats or umbrellas when I went. Luckily, there are... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is huge and requires a lot of walking, but it is worth every step. Lots of history dating back to the 1500's and some awesome views of the surrounding area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Please go visit this treasure. Walking through the tunnels and all the unique nooks and crannies in this place. The views are spectacular and the craftsmanship is just amazing.

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