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This massive 27-acre series of fortifications is the largest the Spanish built in the New World.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Calle Norzagaray | Old San Juan, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
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All reviews san cristobal entrance fee self guided tour beautiful fort national park lots of history history buff great history breathtaking views take your time free trolley great place to visit cruise ship walk around old city dungeon castle
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Reviewed 2 days ago

They don't build them like they used to! This massive fortress is as hauntingly beautiful as it was functional. Would suggest more signage or interactive learning around the site, but otherwise very well presents as a National Park site.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Spiderslion
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you like old forts and "castles", this one won't disappoint. El Morro is another "must see' attraction in Old San Juan. So much do to, and so little time, especially if you're a passenger on a cruise ship visiting this port. Sailing out of...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Jerry C
Reviewed 4 days ago

The biggest fortress ever constructed in America is a short walk from downtown Old San Juan. This magnificent sight is operated by the US National Park Service. The views of the Caribbean are spectacular! The fortress is replete with a dungeon, moat and cisterns. A...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank MikeLevey
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

There was quite a bit of walking involved when getting around so I definitely recommend wearing comfortable shoes. The views of Old San Juan are gorgeous. There is a lot of Island Military History found at Castillo De San Cristobal. Come with enough time to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank rexceus19
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were on a cruise and this attraction was only about a 5min walk from where our ship docked. The entry fee only came to about £5 each and was good value considering you could be there for an hour or more. Plenty of history...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We could have spent an entire day wandering over the grounds, taking pictures of the incredible vistas, and guessing the functions of the various buildings. We guessed that one large pock-marked wall at one end of the complex was where firing squads executed people. Various...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank walters586
Reviewed 1 week ago

While in San Juan, we opted for a guided walking tour to hear more about the history. I would recommend doing this, as while wandering on your own can be fun, a guide can enrich the visit with details and anecdotes you wouldn't hear otherwise....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Dick L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Did I mention they throw in a two-for-1? Visit one old San Juan fort and get in the other for free (same day only). The San Cristobal fort is larger. More levels, more tunnels, more grounds, and more walking, up, down, and around. Picture taking...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Floridaoldkid
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While visiting Old San Juan you will definitely want to visit both forts. They are both amazing and a must see while in San Juan. One admission fee gets you into both places.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank mpc1966
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So once you see one part of the fort they all kinda look the same after. But, the sea view is what you should go for if you like looking at clear water.

Date of experience: March 2019
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GerardoCamacho
21 March 2018|
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Response from brittanyb303 | Reviewed this property |
Taxis are sooo easy to find there. All the white cars are taxis and they have a flat rate based on distance so every taxi will charge the same. Our hotel had some sitting out front all the time just waiting for people
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Barbie D
1 January 2018|
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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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Brad R
16 November 2017|
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Response from JoshtheTravelG | 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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