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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

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 yesterday

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 yesterday

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 2 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 3 days 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
Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited this fortress and really enjoyed it. Lots of history and great photo ops. Nice views of the water and La Perla from the top. $5 entrance fee gets you into both fortresses, San Cristobal and El Morro if you save your receipt and...More

Thank Liz N
Reviewed 4 days ago

This site is well run, well preserved and not expensive to visit. There are clean restrooms and water fountains. Signs explain the history of the fort through its many transformations. Well worth the visit.

Thank VancouverDotti
Reviewed 5 days ago

Another amazing place with a great view, I was lucky to have such great weather that day. Great place to spend sunday with the family.

Thank widelyne b
Reviewed 5 days ago

Castillo de San Cristobal charges 5 dollars to get in for adults. Not too bad. Parking at the site costs cheap. This is a good way to get some of the history side of Old San Juan. The fort is very large, and if you...More

Thank shoopes
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A unique look into the rich history of Puerto Rico. No spoiler here, just know that Old San Juan has been around for a long time. (It's not Europe old, but American old no doubt!)

Thank Scott H
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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
17 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