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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
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Calle Norzagaray | Old San Juan, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
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All reviews san cristobal entrance fee self guided tour beautiful fort national park lots of history history buff great history breathtaking views take your time free trolley great place to visit wear comfortable shoes cruise ship walk around old city dungeon
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Must visit location in PR. Simply gorgeous views and a great sense of history preserved. Dress comfortably, lots of walking, lots of great Instagram worthy photo opportunities

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank eronel33
Reviewed 1 week ago

San Cristobal is a very nice castle to visit, the view to the Atlantic ocean is awesome. Make sure you go into the ammunitions tunnel and dungeon. (kind of cool) They also hava a nice gift shop with all king of nice souveniers and books...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank PaulO2949
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Maybe 4000 years ago this fort stood to protect San Juan. Pretty cool experience to see and experience part of Puerto Rico History. Worth visiting.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a leisurely walk about the fort. Plenty of signage to read about the history of the site. It was a very hot day, so enjoyed the breeze off the water.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank gerened
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love exploring this bit of history on this special island. Go early to beat the heat. Very old and lots of nooks and crannies to explore. Be sure to read and listen to the stories.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank kathy l
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although not as large as El Morro still a great place to visit and spend an hour or two at the fort. Let your imagination travel to the 16th, 17th and 18th century and see how San Juan locals defended their island from those wanting...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank PRaquaman
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered to be built by a King,Charles the Third of Spain, Castillo San Cristóbal lies at the Eastern part of the old gate and Devils Alley. It is considered to be the first point to go when you visit San Juan. A guided tour, a...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Ileana C
Reviewed 6 September 2019 via mobile

Fabulous views, great walk....wear comfy shoes, sunscreen, and take water. The views are priceless...took the scenic view walking path rather than taking a bus tour.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank cabLouisville_KY
Reviewed 6 September 2019

The entry to this place is combined with Castillo San Felipe El Morro. Both are beautiful with a rich history and well preserved. Castillo de San Cristobal has a different look and feel from El Morro so you need to see it to get the...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank carmyinbklyn
Reviewed 3 September 2019 via mobile

If you're a history buff, this is a must to stop at & visit. The views were spectacular & it is just amazing how it has been preserved. It was really windy & make sure you have on sneakers..it was quite the hike around &...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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GerardoCamacho
20 March 2018|
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Response from brittanyb303 | Reviewed this property |
Taxis are sooo easy to find there. All the white cars are taxis and they have a flat rate based on distance so every taxi will charge the same. Our hotel had some sitting out front all the time just waiting for people
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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 JoshtheTravelG | 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
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