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Constructed to defend the San Juan coastline during the 17th and 18th centuries, this dramatic fortress rises 140 feet above the sea on a rocky promontory, and is composed of six huge levels of ramps, barracks, dungeons, turrets, towers and tunnels.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Norzagaray St | Old San Juan, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
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Reviewed today via mobile

Great place to walk around and soak up some history. Must be able to walk. There was quite a fee stairs.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank kellyer2016
Reviewed yesterday

If you have time before or after your cruise, check out this historic monument. If you're staying at a resort on the island, take the time to travel to Old San Juan and enjoy the city, including the old forts. City provides a free shuttle...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Jerry C
Reviewed 2 days ago

Id go again. Gotta save mobey Praceful but fub Good for all ages Food Restaurants Scenery. And its safe People r nice Dont put it off Save yor money and go Yor wont regret All ages Weather was good rooms were nice I cant say...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Kimberley G
Reviewed 2 days ago

The kids will like it, the adults will like it and you get to view some great history, architecture and exhibits..not to mention actually being in a place built in the 1400's!!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Leann B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We started at Fort San Cristóbal in the morning. It is somewhat smaller than The more recognizable El Moro. Reading through the exhibits really gave us some understanding of the history of San Juan and Puerto Rico, which we appreciated when we visited El Moro...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank CDB1977
Reviewed 3 days ago

The forts are interesting and offer a movie inside to explain the history, it was good to watch the movie and then explore as there were no rangers to explain about the fort

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank grandtravelescapes
Reviewed 4 days ago

The ticket is $7 (and combined with Castillo San Felipe del Morro - 30 mins walk). Personally, I would recommend the other site (first line of defense for San Juan!) if you run out of time or are too tired. Both are worth a visit...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank LC_trip123
Reviewed 5 days ago

View cool area. Old fortress with surrounding walls, paths, and green space. Good area to learn about local history, fly a kite, or just get some exercise by walking along the walls and taking in the views.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Steve R
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great cultural trip with the family. Be prepared for millions of stairs, but so worth it. It was actually very inexpensive to get in as well.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank GringoBeardedDragon
Reviewed 5 days ago

We loved this site! It was super interesting, filled with so much history and honestly the 2nd best thing about San Juan Puerto Rico! It was amazing to see first hand the thickness and amount of work that went into this fort. The iguanas that...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Judi R
25 January 2019|
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Response from couplessPS | Reviewed this property |
I agree with other comments. I have been in Puerto Rico three times since this fall, and I felt perfectly safe, at all times, in Old San Juan. I am certain there are parts of the island that are less safe, but that is true... More
28 December 2018|
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Response from CarmKass | Reviewed this property |
Until 5pm; unless there’s a special event, they may close early or opened a bit later.
28 November 2018|
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Response from lcdajohannecortes | Reviewed this property |
Hey! No, I was not on a cruise when I toured and visited the Fort. But from the pier is about 15 minutes, walking distance, do not take a Taki, you will enjoy the walk believe me there’s a lot of things to see and enjoy in... More