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“Well signed, huge fort” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Castillo de San Cristobal

Castillo de San Cristobal
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USD 148.00*
and up
Private Old San Juan Walking Tour
Ranked #4 of 189 things to do in San Juan
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This massive 27-acre series of fortifications is the largest the Spanish built in the New World.
Brooklyn, New York
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40 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Well signed, huge fort”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2012

The forts (this one and El Morro, which can be visited on a combined ticket) are very easy tourist packages. There is no need to do a group tour, just go on your own. Rangers lead free talks in English and Spanish a couple of times a day, there's a video explaining the history, the fort is huge, and there are well-signed exhibits in English and Spanish. Also, exceptionally clean bathrooms!

Visited February 2012
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Chicago, Illinois
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126 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“beautiful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2012

A great historic site. Spent a lot of time here. Beautiful views of the city from here and of El Morro. Highly recommend going here if you go to San Juan!

Visited October 2011
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Kansas City, Missouri
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Beautiful - worth the visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2012

Amazing how historic this is. Really interesting. Easy to explore briefly or in more detail. Great views.

Visited February 2012
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Greenwich, Connecticut
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66 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Awesome - like stepping into 16th century history”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2012

Very impressive - great views of the old city of San Juan

Visited February 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great fort, take the guided tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2012

San Cristobal is an impressive structure that took hundreds of year to build. We took the guided tour of the tunnels and the fort made a lot more sense to us. So much thought and planning went into it's design and construction. It was educational and interest.

Visited February 2012
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