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Castillo de San Cristobal

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Address: Calle Norzagaray | Old San Juan, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
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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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Private Old San Juan Walking Tour
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Casa Bacardi and Old San Juan Tour
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San Juan Historic Tour: Fort San Cristobal and Ruin of Caparra

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A great second fort area to explore- very cool!

We made a special trip to see this fort, which we saw from the San Juan Historical area which we toured earlier in the day. It is walkable and we just meandered over that way... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Manchester, Washington, United States
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Manchester, Washington, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We made a special trip to see this fort, which we saw from the San Juan Historical area which we toured earlier in the day. It is walkable and we just meandered over that way while exploring Old San Juan... adjacent is an old graveyard... amazing. Great 'yard' area in which you see lots of outdoor activities with families: kites,... More 

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped by both forts, and although I liked the other one better, this is still awesome to check out! It's interesting to see how San Juan was built around these forts. The attraction is very affordable at $5 for BOTH parks. I would definitely stop if you have the time!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Toured both Forts and was one of our highlights to our trip to old San Juan. Keep a close eye on your young children as the fort is built on a cliff and some areas could be dangerous for small kids. Views are spectacular in all directions.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Interesting tour of Puerto Rico's historical fortress. $5 admission worth the price. Beautiful views of ocean. Very walkable from center to both forts.

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Caribou, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is one of the two Forts in Old San Juan (El Morro is the other). It is actually quite large and you can walk both inside the fort and around the outside grounds. We spent several hours here. It costs $5 for access to both forts, I had a senior pass and was admitted at no cost including my... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We came here our first day in Puerto Rico to see some historic sites. This park is a nicely preserved look into the past from centuries before with nice views of the city and ocean. Plenty of information about the construction and military history of the area and how it evolved over the centuries. Can walk miles and climb stairs... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our family has made it a bit of a tradition to visit this fort once a year, during the Christmas holiday season. Our girls love to go over every square inch of the fort, playing, taking pictures of the great ocean views and learning about the history of this old fort. I like the fact that you can see it... More 

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Only $5 to get in and that allows entry to the other fort! Brilliant to walk around and explore. Definitely worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I could not believe how well maintained this venue is. Kudos for the care and keeping of the wonderful structure. Also excellent was the amount of information that was available. While it is work going just for the views of the ocean and the city, the amount of history that one can learn is an added bonus.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

See our review of El Morro...the size of the forts, thickness of the walls is a marvel. There are a number of guard stations that look out to the water that really lets you appreciate what it was like in the fort hundreds of years ago. (Actually the forts were used in WW2.) Worth going!

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