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Castillo de San Cristobal

Calle Norzagaray | Old San Juan, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
+1 787-729-6777
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This massive 27-acre series of fortifications is the largest the Spanish built in the New World.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good26%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Calle Norzagaray | Old San Juan, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
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"san cristobal"
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"entrance fee"
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"self guided tour"
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"beautiful fort"
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"national park"
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"lots of history"
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"great history"
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"love history"
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"breathtaking views"
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"free trolley"
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Reviewed yesterday

Oh my, this was an incredible tour. As I toured Fort San Cristobal, my thoughts of the brave soldiers who lived in the fort. Viewing the barracks, seeing the guns, dungeon, and much more was bitter-sweet. As my husband and I traveled to the highest...More

Thank Diana5956
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a very spacious Castle. I got there 30 minutes before closing and should have got in there at least an hour and a half. There are great views of Old San Juan and San Juan from the top of the castle. It also...More

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Reviewed yesterday

My plan was to take one of the town's free trolleys to both forts, but we didn't see any when we exited the cruise port, so we just walked to this one since it was close. My son and I enjoy history and there aren't...More

Thank tab1075
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Close to El Morrow, visit this place, too. Great for photographers, sketchers. While in this neighborhood, also visit the Museum of the Americas.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

You have to visit both: San Felipe and San Cristobal Castles. Places full of history and a must see during your visit to PR.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a must-see if you are visiting San Juan (especially if you are only there for the day on a cruise ship). It's about 10-15 minutes walk from the ship port - come out of the entrance and keep going forward and slightly to...More

Thank sue190747
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must stop if you are visiting San Juan. It is an architectural and historic gem. This fort was built was built by Spain to protect against land based attacks on the city of San Juan. It is the biggest European fortication. It...More

Thank colla149
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our second day in San Juan we went here to San Cristobal. We were able to skip the ticket line since were did del Morro yesterday and we kept our receipt. Nice informative displays. Great tunnel from the entrance to the main courtyard. One of...More

Thank Lars_92705
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to explore on your own if you so choose and don't particularly like guided tours. Though those are very good as well. I've been several times and still haven't managed to really look into every nook and cranny I can. Best part is...More

Thank mgb70345
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The views are definitely amazing. The price to get in is not bad at all since u can use it for the other one . Took great pics. Great history there

Thank Talia C
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GerardoCamacho
March 20, 2018|
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Response from Gotoguy23 | Reviewed this property |
The Sheraton is down by the marina. You will need to walk about 10 minutes, mostly up hill. If you have no mobility issues, it’s a nice walk.
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Barbie D
December 31, 2017|
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Response from RagdeEdgar | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend the stroll, as others have, if you depart from the San Juan Bay dock. Nevertheless, take a Uber when in heavy rain or extreme heat.
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November 15, 2017|
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Response from Baltzer | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry, I am not currently in Puerto Rico at the moment. I know power has returned to a few places within Old San Juan - so that's a start. Sorry I couldn't be more help. I'm not sure when the National Parks will open. If... More
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