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“san cristobal”(91 reviews)
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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
Calle Norzagaray | Old San Juan, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
+1 787-729-6777
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All reviews san cristobal entrance fee self guided tour beautiful fort national park history buff lots of history 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 6 days ago

Historical place, with a lot of mystery. When I saw the place I was sad, thinking in how many people die for the construction of the place. But has a great view. Protect the island from the thieves of the time.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank elenapagan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the other part of the fort. Interesting and well documented. There are great views and some of the rooms are set up as per period. There is a long tunnel in one place that kids would love. There are quite a few stairs...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank marilyntraveller_57
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful surroundings. Attend a ranger led tour, it's more informative and educational when what you are seeing ties in with the history.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Violetferrari
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a beautiful and old castle with 20th century additions. Great, open walking areas and colorful displays. $7 gets you into all parks so keep your receipt.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank coreyl197
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The site is well preserved and the history is well documented - the biggest European fortification in the Americas. History is well documented Well preserved and the history is fascinating, considering the site was used during world wars. A must for history and military buffs.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank CPad615
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great way to enjoy local history. Nicely maintained and clean. Don’t need a tour unless you want to know all the little ‘tid bits’. Parking is easy, getting there is a bit of a walk but beautiful. Recommend getting to the castle early in the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank yruhullah
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Occupied by US forces right up to 1961 this ancient fortresss commands an imposing position overlooking the harbour. Massive gas proof steel doora at the exit are left over from the most recent US occupation as is the concrete director tower at the top. Narrow...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank lizandianp
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful views of the water. Know that you will have to walk (more like hike) up the streets to get there.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank littlejewlia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a beautiful castle! On the day we went they were preparing for a wedding in one of the courtyards. The grounds were immaculately kept. The tour guides were great and the attendant in the small cafe was beyond helpful. He gave us more...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Janice L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great History and Architecture. You only need to pay once at the Castillo or mortto and your ticket works at both places. Don't pay twice!

Date of experience: November 2018
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20 March 2018|
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Response from Gotoguy23 | Reviewed this property |
The Sheraton is down by the marina. You will need to walk about 10 minutes, mostly up hill. If you have no mobility issues, it’s a nice walk.
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31 December 2017|
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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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15 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