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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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+1 787-729-6777
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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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2016 Christmas Cruise!

This place was awesome! One can feel the history! Real close to the cruise port! A must see for anyone visiting San Juan!

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Brownsville, Texas
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Brownsville, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place was awesome! One can feel the history! Real close to the cruise port! A must see for anyone visiting San Juan!

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Be sure to visit this one as well each one has a different perspective. All are easily navigated and have lots to offer all ages.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place is really cool, but I highly recommend having a guide. The views and self guided tour speak for themselves to some degree but having someone lead to cool places and give you more of the history is helpful. A must see is the prison cell in the tunnel below the fort with the graffiti from the prisoners on... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Cheap shore excursion from the ship, walking distance. Simply overwhelming in size and history. A must see if you stop on a cruise ship.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is an excellent place to visit in Old SAN Juan. The guides are helpful. The fort itself is very interesting and has great views.

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Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our family went on a cruise which left from San Juan, we came a few days early so we could spend some time exploring San Juan. This was such a fun day, the kids loved exploring the old castle as well as the adults. Definitely if you are in San Juan, check this out!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

One must see this fort to complete ur understanding ofSan Juan's fortifications and history. However, if u only have time for one fort, do the other one.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This fort is the largest one ever built by Spain in the new world. The sheer size of the structure is immense and the views are incredible. A must see for anyone who visits San Juan.

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Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The fort itself seemed like a standard fort, but the views here were stunning. Every part offered a new scene and every one was worth capturing. If you're in the area definitely stop in here. It was only $5 and that covers a visit to both of the forts. Totally worth it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very cool! If you have a national Parks passport, be sure to get it stamped here! There is a cancellation stamp as well as another stamp.

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