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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.
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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 yesterday

The location of this fort is wonderful! It's very close to the cruise ship terminals for those who are coming in by boat, and almost right next door to Posada San Francisco (Hostel) for those who are staying in a budget hostel like I did....More

Thank Baltzer
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We arrived mid morning and the place was empty. The gift shop is well appointed. There is a lot to see and do here, as long as you like heat and walking a lot. We were given wonderful tours and talks by Karen and Jose...More

Thank vanos954
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This fort is well preserved and a delight to visit. If you have a penchant for history this is a must see when in Puerto Rico. You can get an appreciation of the lengths the colonial masters went to prepare to battle to keep these...More

Thank Simon R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful city. Picturesque. Recommend a visit to both forts. Free trolley can take you from one fort to the other. Lots to see!

Thank TFiggins
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This fort was built to do land defense. It's big and full of history. It cost around $5.00 to go in. Take your time and transfer yourself to that era. It's an experience. Enjoy!

Thank Luz V
Reviewed 1 week ago

Standing tall on the steep Norzagaray street that leads you to Old San Juan, Castillo or Fuerte San Cristóbal location allows you to marvel at a 360 degree view of the Atlantic Ocean foamy waves spewing clouds of salitre, Old San Juan, and the splendid...More

Thank RagdeEdgar
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well maintain historic site. Beautiful view of The San Juan Bay and other places near by. It's smaller than 'El Morro' but yet, still very nice place to visit.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful history site & easy to walk up to. Great views & fantastic architecture around every corner.

Thank Dontlikemoaningbut
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The fortress is fairly large and has plenty of tunnels and alcoves to go exploring. There are boards around with descriptions of what part of the fort you are in and what happened there. There are spectacular views from the top level. Allow at least...More

Thank Neil D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our favorite of the forts - maybe because we went there first, maybe because the layout allows for more breeze than Morro (we visited on a very hot day). We walked clear around the fort - I loved the signs describing the historical...More

Thank daniarwen
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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.
17 April 2017|
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Response from P402GLmanuelr | Reviewed this property |
I beleive it's about a mile
Elvis f
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