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Castillo de San Cristobal

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Address: Calle Norzagaray | Old San Juan, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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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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Oh....the history

Take an afternoon to check out this amazing fort / Castillo. There is so much to see but does require a lot of walking. Quite a few steps if you want to see all levels. Be sure to... read more

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Take an afternoon to check out this amazing fort / Castillo. There is so much to see but does require a lot of walking. Quite a few steps if you want to see all levels. Be sure to check out the old prisoners keep.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The biggest fortress built by the Spanish Army in America! Built during the 18th century, with additions afterwards, to defend San Juan from sea and land attacks on the highest point ot the SJ islet. Last used during the Spanish-American war of 1898 when US warships attacked the city. National Historic Landmark in custody of the US National Parks Service.... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Built over 150 years ago, designed to withstand attacks from sea and land, secret tunnels and the most impressive and depressing dungeon cell ever! Castillo de San Cristobal is beautiful and impressive to see.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The U.S. National Park Service has done an excellent job in the upkeep of this historical treasure for the benefit of humanity. Daily guided tours free of charge, well presented Spanish military memorabilia. An excellent excursion for the entire family.

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Lake Villa, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely incredible to tour. Make sure you have on good walking shoes and sunscreen. Amazing day here with our children. I HIGHLY advise you find a LOCAL independent tour guide to take you through the fort. The insight, local history and tales you will get from a local guide vs. a giant group is well worth the $. My children... More 

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Peculiar, Missouri
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Interesting tour of fort. We did self guide. Lots of steps. Great history lesson. The facility is clean and well maintained.

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San Diego, California
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Make sure you wear your walking shoes because there is a lot to explore! Beautiful views of the city and the Atlantic! We also stumbled on some wild iguanas! Lots to learn and enjoy, tickets are good all day for both Castillo's.

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Overland Park, Kansas
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The fort structure encompasses all of Old San Juan, except for the parts where the walls were removed. It is an integral part of San Juan experience. The fort is massive and worth the visit. Well preserved and covering about 500 years of history. Most of the rooms are empty with a few exceptions of some showing what a typical... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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While the grounds of Castillo de San Cristobal aren't as exciting as nearby Castillo San Felipe del Morro, it's definitely worth the short walk along the coast to San Cristobal for the cannonball restoration. The ranger who gave the talk was funny and informative, and his demonstration was a quick and worthwhile detour (in the shade!) during our visit. Without... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lovely vistas...lovely tour with well informed guys. Very hot there so bring water and a towel to dab yourself. Loved hearing the history and envisioning the pirate ships.

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