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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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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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San Juan Historic Tour: Fort San Cristobal and Ruin of Caparra

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Very interesting for history lovers. Beautiful views. A lot of uneven walking with stairs and steep inclines. Not for someone out of shape or older adults unsteady on their feet

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Very interesting for history lovers. Beautiful views. A lot of uneven walking with stairs and steep inclines. Not for someone out of shape or older adults unsteady on their feet

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Geneseo, Illinois
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Be sure to take advantage of the park service shuttle that runs between the forts & around Old San Juan's downtown area.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Castillo San Cristobal is part of a national park and a UNESCO world heritage site so don't miss it. San Cristobal has some of the most iconic views in Puerto Rico, specifically of the guerites (sentry boxes overlooking the water). There is a lot of outdoor space to explore with the fort's walls. One ticket gets you into both forts... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I liked this castle, but Del Morro has more to offer and more to explore. I think it's a good place to get the full experience if you've been to Del Morro, but if you had to choose between one or the other, I would choose Del Morro.

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When visiting in old San Juan this is very easy to reach on foot and takes about an hour to explore. There are great exhibits throughout explaining the construction and use the facility as well as providing spectacular views of the Caribbean. Since this is part of the national parks service if you have an annual pass bring it as... More 

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Roanoke, Virginia
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful fort with lots of photo ops. Need to go into tunnels and see the dungeon! Ingenious methods used long ago for ventilation and water gathering.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

An interesting place to spend a few hours in the morning/afternoon. Be prepared to walk and climb up and down stairs/ramps. Beautiful views of Ocean and city from the top of the fort. Entrance fee is $5.

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Beautiful views, lots of historical value. Takes around 5-6 hours if you want to walk all of it and esplore everything, but worth it.

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since this is our national park, it is well kept. the grounds are fun to explore. the sights are awesome. you can climb around or just relax on the wall. it is a great break from the busy areas of old san juan!

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Racine, Wisconsin
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Very clean! Very helpful and knowledgeable staff. Great place for both kids and adults. Beautiful views of the city as well.

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