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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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San Juan Historic Tour: Fort San Cristobal and Ruin of Caparra
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This massive 27-acre series of fortifications is the largest the Spanish built in the New World.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good26%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Calle Norzagaray | Old San Juan, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The first is very fascinating. But the views!!!! They are awe inspiring. Check out the entire fort and walk to all points because every place has a beautiful and unique view.

Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 2 days ago

There was so much to see and explore. Really awesome history, and amazing tour from park rangers. A must see

Thank Chygrl
Reviewed 2 days ago

San Cristobal doesn't look like much from the outside, and some people told us there wasn't much to see inside, either, but this place is huge. If I recall correctly, there are six separate levels, including an underground tunnel that takes you past the dungeons...More

Thank Timothy R
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I think if you have done Morro there isn't really a need to do this as well. They are all pretty much the same except this has an underground tunnel but the layout to the ocean is the same. There is an elevator to the...More

Thank KarlBahrain
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

One of the most beautiful view you will experience is this visit to the Castillo de San Juan. It is not far from where the ships come in to dock.

Thank Gale H
Reviewed 5 days ago

The San Cristobal fort is a must see.Be sure to watch the video to get the history of the fort before you begin exploring. Make sure to go to all levels of the fort. The top level has great views.

Thank Margarita T
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Don't forgot to visit while in Old San Juan. A slice of history from the old world to our own US history. Kids will enjoy the wall and cannons. History enthusiasts can enjoy the entire compound.

Thank Jennifer A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just seeing an ancient structure doesn't impress you until yo visit. The stories of this great landmark will awaken curiosity.

Thank DreamsCarolina_Pr
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful views and fascinating history made this a must see on our vacation to Puerto Rico. The displays were informative. We were there on a beautiful day, hot, humid, with a wonderful breeze. It's a self guided walking tour of the fort.

Thank Marie G
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Fort has a very vast area; different stories, long corridors which connected different levels. I was able to have a complete image of the importance of having a strong Building to defend and protect the a city at that era; by exploring amazing architecture...More

Thank Parvin S
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Caroline W
I am visiting San Juan at the end of July for my one year anniversary and would love to take photos in the forts in my wedding outfit. I saw that a permit is needed for photography and also insurance is needed. I am planning for my husband and I to renew our vows. We won't have a service, nor guests, nor an officiant. Can we just pay entrance fee and take portraits on a tripod? I'm trying to avoid the cost of a professional photographer. Or do I need to pay insurance?
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.
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U1881WSjamieb
how far is this fort from the other
17 April 2017|
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Response from P402GLmanuelr | Reviewed this property |
I beleive it's about a mile
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Elvis f
Hi Nicki, We are planning our wedding and looking at venues in san juan. Around how much was it to have your ceremony at the fort? If you dont mind me asking
16 January 2017|
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Response from KayakPaddler | Reviewed this property |
Sorry can't answer this one. Was only there to visit the Fort and not for a wedding
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