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Castillo de San Cristobal

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Address: Calle Norzagaray | Old San Juan, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
Phone Number: +1 787-729-6777
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

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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We bought a ticket, 5 dollar each. Nice museum. Beautiful environment and nice views. A must see for everyone visiting San Juan.

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We bought a ticket, 5 dollar each. Nice museum. Beautiful environment and nice views. A must see for everyone visiting San Juan.

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Castleton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Touring this fort was fun and informative, but what really made it awesome was the tunnel tour. This is a free tour they run twice on Saturdays (in English) - you just show up and request to be on the list for the tunnel tour. It does fill up fast and they have a max number of people they take.... More 

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Phoenix AZ
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Really nice place to visit its quite a large stone fort. Just don't forget your camera as the views are superb!

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Riverdale, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I was looking forward to seeing the place again because we missed a little the last time we came. I was not let down. I love to learn new things about the places we visit and the history here is amazing. Must see in my book.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is quick walk from the San Juan Cruise Port and makes for a great cheap excursion that you don't have to book through your cruise company/ Great historical artifacts and information all over the Fort. Also, GREAT views of San Juan from the top of the Fort. We would return if we stop in San Juan again.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Both castles have lots of history and excellent views. San Felipe is a bit easier to get to but both have staircases and ramps to navigate to get the full experience. One admission price gets you into both attractions. If I was only able to visit one of the castles I would choose San Felipe as there is a bit... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The fort offers many options for the beginner to more advanced walker/stair climber. For the more adventurous and willing to exert some energy, exploring the lower levels are rewarded with great coastline and city views.

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Laguna Beach, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This COULD have been a more interesting tour except for our 'guide'. He didn't keep our group together when he started to explain what this historical point of interest was about. We eavesdropped on the other tour guides and learned much more from them. He seemed disorganized and he was difficult to follow. I would take this tour again if... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Do not miss this if you are in San Juan! So much history and terrific views. It is a fabulous place to spend your time and learn about the area. Exploring the structure will take some time but it is well worth it. Take your time and walk all around it - you won't regret going here. Admission fee is... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I loved it here and I got to explore the castle. They have a cool dungeon that you can walk through and amazing views. Must come and visit... They charge 5 dollars per person

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