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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 wear comfortable shoes great place to visit cruise ship walk around old city dungeon
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great Views and history You can see so much. I love the history of the island a must see. Make sure to wear comfortable shoes.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank JA J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We wanted to see the fort during a long lay over between flights. This place is stunning Steeped in history with amazing views and beautiful walks. This is definitely a must see place, however you really need to give yourself a full day to enjoy...More

Date of experience: October 2019
1  Thank Patricia D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This fort was beautiful, great views and history. It's definitely a must see. Wear comfortable clothes and bring water for the tour.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Ashruns
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is amazing having this awesome part of history and our National Park Service's. There is a cool underground tunnels that houses jail cells. the old cannon balls and look out parts of the fort are so cool to see.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank MrsWaltz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful views. I am not sure if I like this fort better than El Morro. They’re both similar, yet unique in their own way. Great city view, cruise, and La Perla photos from here that you can’t get from El Morro. It also has a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank EliNicole
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to both the forts while there. Your park ticket is good for both and for 2 days. We walked all over the city one day and went to the one with the cemetery, the other the next day. They are enormous and there's...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Anniebennett
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have wanted to go to a fort in Puerto for a long time. I finally got there and it was great. This place is huge so have your walking shoes on. The nice thing is you only pay one price and you are able...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Loveatvz
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 7 October 2019

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 24 September 2019

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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mikrich123
17 October 2019|
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Response from Jarb46 | Reviewed this property |
You can walk up to the entrance of el Morro but they close at 6:00 pm. The view is magnificent. Do not go down to the cemetery in the early evening and stick to the streets that have a lot of pedestrians.
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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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