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Castillo de San Cristobal

Calle Norzagaray | Old San Juan, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
+1 787-729-6777
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This massive 27-acre series of fortifications is the largest the Spanish built in the New World.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Calle Norzagaray | Old San Juan, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
+1 787-729-6777
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Reviewed 24 September 2015

We were staying in Old San Juan during out trip so it was very easy for us to access this national historic building and site. I would recommend it to people that aren't staying in the area either though. It is history-rich and definitely worth...More

Thank omusette
Reviewed 23 September 2015

We took the free trolly here it was very interesting and I learned so much, the history is amazing. Its w right across from the. Fort El Morro. You have take the entire day to really get it.

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Reviewed 23 September 2015 via mobile

Amazing history in this place. Great family adventure while learning at the same time. Spectacular views minimal climbing I would call low to moderate for walking the fort. Something you should absolutely see while visiting Old San Juan!

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Reviewed 21 September 2015

Great Historical Experience - “Amazing Historic Fort” A must see. I opted not to do a guided tour. Sights were amazing. You can do the tour yourself. The pass is $5 with access to the other fort - wear comfortable shoes (sneakers recommended), I visited...More

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Reviewed 21 September 2015

The fort was beautiful. We only got to spend thirty minutes inside since we decided to do tours during the day every day. It opens at 9am so even when we tried going early on Saturday before our flight we had a limited amount of...More

Thank Heather H
Reviewed 20 September 2015 via mobile

A must see. I went alone and opted not to do a guided tour. Sights were amazing. You can do the tour yourself. The pass is $5 and it also gives you access to the other fort, good for about a week. There is a...More

1  Thank Tara D
Reviewed 20 September 2015

Close to Condado, you can walk here in 20 minutes, or take a taxi for $14. Work the effort. Views are spectacular, and the Fort is amazing.

Thank dwkfoster
Reviewed 19 September 2015

Great day walking around. Streets were beautiful and people were friendly and fun. It was beautiful but does not need a whole day planned around it

Thank SSJL3355
Reviewed 19 September 2015

If you like history and are in San Juan definitely go visit the old forts. Recently updated, they managed to keep the history while making it easy to visit. The buildings are incredible and show you a different view of the island.

Thank DrMelissa
Reviewed 19 September 2015 via mobile

Located at the entrance to Old San Juan stands this magnificent fort. We have visited this Castillo multiple times and just love it. Upon arrival, it offers views of the city streets below and the San Juan harbor. There is much to explore here that...More

Thank DeeKay638
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Barbie D
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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Brad R
15 November 2017|
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Response from Baltzer | 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
Caroline W
29 April 2017|
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Response from Escapists2 | Reviewed this property |
This is a US National Park so their rules apply. Here's the link to that site: .nps.gov/aboutus/news/commercial-film-and-photo-permits.htm. Based on my reading of this, you'll be fine.