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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.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Calle Norzagaray | Old San Juan, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
+1 787-729-6777
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Reviewed yesterday

Visited while in port with the Harmony of the Seas. The proximity to the piers located in Old San Juan made for a quick and easy walk to the fort (say 15-30 mins leisurely) . A few years back, I visited the other fort, El...More

Thank aviator320
Reviewed 6 days ago

This fort was built in the time of the first Spanish governor Ponce de Leon. It has been heavily modified and expanded over the years to better protect the city and the gold and silver trade. It will take hours to fully inspect the fort...More

Thank jfarlam
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

El Castillo De San Felipe is also a must see, there is a lot of history on the soldiers of Spain. A lot of walking in Old San Juan so make sure you have comfortable shoes on. It’s a great place to take pictures and...More

Thank lydiar770
Reviewed 1 week ago

I didn't actually go inside, but walked around and took pics that way. Great views of the sea. Make sure you have walking shoes. It's worth passing by.

Thank N Manners F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lucky to be there on a bright sunny morning.Lots of steps but worth the visit.Quite a walk from our hotel.

Thank LPY39
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This the first attraction we visit in old san juan. Not a lot of walk from cruise port, and it take us 3 hrs to walk around about 80% of this castle. Very interesting place and it could take even longer. Please keep your receipt...More

Thank djb0646
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another lovely historic site in Old San Juan to explore. Both forts offer the same type of information and have fantastic views, but each one has its own character and little gems - try and find the dungeon here! Fee in is $7 per person...More

Thank Sarah d
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here on our tour and wow what a place. You could probably spend 3 hrs here exploring. Lots of tunnels and rooms with history. Great views of the city and ocean. If I have any complaints it would be the fact I didn't get...More

Thank Pat A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another excellent destination in Old San Juan to explore and enjoy the scenic beauty and history. Well worth the time to visit and walk around. Offers some of the best views of the coastline looking East toward Condado and Isla Verde.

Thank ElCalvo1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by as a part of a San Juan tour, so we only had about an hour. You definitely need more time than that. The views there are great!

Thank Kerri 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
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.