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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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This massive 27-acre series of fortifications is the largest the Spanish built in the New World.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good26%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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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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"san cristobal"
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"entrance fee"
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"self guided tour"
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"beautiful fort"
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"national park"
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"history buff"
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"lots of history"
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"historic site"
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"great history"
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"love history"
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"breathtaking views"
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"take your time"
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"free trolley"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A must-see if you're spending time in Old San Juan - layers of history built over 250 years and sweeping views on every side.

Thank Breukelen2013
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a cool fort that is definitely worth a visit. It is smaller than the other fort in San Juan, which is El Morro. Of the two, I prefer El Morro. However, I would definitely check out both!

Thank nmjr11
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

One of 2 really cool forts in Old San Juan. The fort is in great shape and you can really feel what life was like back in time. Walk around and enjoy the views of Old San Juan and the ocean around it. It really...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Great place to tour and understand why San Juan Puerto Rico was so important to trade and development of the New World. The facilities are well cared for and under the authority of the US National Park Service.

Thank Allan S
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

El Castillo de San Cristobal is the second largest fortification in the islet of San Juan, only behind El Morro itself. Today you can use San Cristobal to mark the Eastern end of Old San Juan. Fortifications ran the entire length of the Northern shore...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the fort while cruising aboard Carnival Sunshine. My only regret is not having my camera ready as we approached San Juan. The views of this fort and San Felipe del Morro from the ship were spectacular, and can't be duplicated from land. But...More

Thank David W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A must see if you are visiting Puerto Rico. Amazing to see up close how strong the fortresses were built with their many hallways, viewpoints and reinforcements. A very strategic position on the ocean with views in every direction. Easily accessible by walking from downtown...More

Thank PGLindaC
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited both forts while staying in OSJ. My family and I were invite to PR to boost tourism for the Island following the Hurricane as I am a travel journalist. We split our time between both forts, and there is no question that they...More

Thank The5GlobeTrotters
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This old fort was spectacular and well worth the visit! The views were amazing, the fort was well maintained and the history was rich. We had a wonderful day and would highly recommend a visit here. Do be aware that this is about a 10-15...More

Thank nursebec
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The fort is part of the park service so the price is right. Lots of hidden spots with plenty of history. And the views are spectacular. Great for the children because they have rooms that will keep the kids occupied.

Thank Celeste P
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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 Baltzer | 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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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.
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