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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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 you are going and want to walk boardwalk next to the walls of the fort, you may be able to go to San Juan gate over by Del Morro (the other fort in Old San Juan) and follow the path there.
If you are looking for some visual representations, you can always check my YouTube page at Josh the Travel Guy. I have a host of videos on Old San Juan and beyond. These were all pre-Maria though.