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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.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Calle Norzagaray | Old San Juan, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
+1 787-729-6777
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Reviewed yesterday

Lots of history, Great History about San Juan and The US. Good Experience. Worth the cost to tour it. Bring water bottle, it can get hot touring.

Thank kimschafer4
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Castillo de San Cristobal is an easy walk from our hotel or on the shuttle bus which runs during day light hours. It's very similar but equally as historical as Castillo del Morro.

Thank Glennithy
Reviewed 2 days ago

Lots of history and wonderful views. I felt like in Cartagena Colombia. The Castillo is very well kept.

Thank esperrubio
Reviewed 3 days ago

It was interesting to read the history involving the different rooms. Take a snack and cold water. Be prepared to walk. Get a little shaved ice before, after or in between the two historic sites. Good location for pictures.

Thank Erica B
Reviewed 3 days ago

This fort was breathtaking in its simplicity and efficiency. It has a commanding view over the San Juan Bay and you could look and feel what the conquistadors saw during the 16th century.

Thank Daniel M
Reviewed 5 days ago

There is a lot more to Puerto Rico than rum-drinking, coconut eating and dancing to Caribbean beats. Not sure that I want more than that, but for those that do, there are several wonderful museums and historical sites to visit! Castillo de San Cristobal is...More

Thank aliceann1
Reviewed 5 days ago

When you buy your ticket it is good for both El Morro and Cristobal, try to get to see both - you will really enjoy it, meander through the fort and enjoy the architecture and sweeping views we took dozens of pictures - really enjoyed!

Thank Luara S
Reviewed 5 days ago

Although not quite as dramatic as Morro, Cristobal is still a great place to go. You can take a taxi into Old San Juan and have it drop you off at Cristobal. Just across the street south of Cristobal is where all of the taxis...More

Thank Brewhound
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great history lesson. The free tour in Spanish was very interesting. We got to go into areas not allowed if we had gone on our own. Friendly park staff.

Thank airforceangella228
Reviewed 1 week ago

This landmark is truly breathtaking. With its incredible views and historical significance to this beautiful island, this is an absolute must see. While it does charge a nominal admission fee, it also pays for the other historic fort's admission if you go within 7 days....More

Thank Troy M
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Caroline W
29 April 2017|
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Response from Escapists2 | Reviewed this property |
This is a US National Park so their rules apply. Here's the link to that site: .nps.gov/aboutus/news/commercial-film-and-photo-permits.htm. Based on my reading of this, you'll be fine.
17 April 2017|
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Response from P402GLmanuelr | Reviewed this property |
I beleive it's about a mile
Elvis f
16 January 2017|
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Response from KayakPaddler | Reviewed this property |
Sorry can't answer this one. Was only there to visit the Fort and not for a wedding