Castillo De San CristobalCurrently Closed
- Address: Calle Norzagaray | Old San Juan, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico.
- Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-7877296777
- Ticket Price: 5 USD
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Historical Site, Monument, Tourist Center, Family And Kids, Fort, Tunnel
Castillo De San Cristobal - Review
Known as Fort San Cristobal, it is the largest fortification in San Juan and comes under one of the monuments of San Juan National Historical Site. Although the order to build it was given as far back as 1625 its construction began only a century after in 1765 and was completed in 1783. The Spaniards were attacked countless times by the English and the Dutch and San Cristobal proved as a staunch fortress which defended all attacks until the late 19th century during the Spanish American Wars. The tunnels inside the fort, the sentries, and the armed walls prove to be an interesting visit and offer a peek inside its history. There’s also a point, a sentry box known as The Devil’s Guerite which is ripe with legends of disappearing soldiers. Although inaccessible to public, it can be seen from the upper part of the fort.
Castillo De San Cristobal Information
- Disable friendly, except for the lower levels in Castillo San Felipe del Morro.
Castillo De San Cristobal Ticket Prices
- Children under 15 FREE
- Parking fee is $2.00 per hour.
- For a detailed list of Annual passes and reservations, refer website.
Castillo De San Cristobal Opening and Closing Hours
- Closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.
- For a detailed list of activities, refer website.
How To reach Castillo De San Cristobal by Public Transport
- Free trams numbered 1 to 26 are available throughout the city every 15 to 20 mins.
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Things to Know Before Visiting Castillo De San Cristobal
95% of people who visit San Juan include Castillo De San Cristobal in their plan
12 PM - 1 PM
44.09% of people start their Castillo De San Cristobal visit around 12 PM - 1 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Castillo De San Cristobal
63.06% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Castillo De San Cristobal
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Castillo De San Cristobal, San Juan Reviews
This is one of the best historical sites I've ever experienced. The site is massive. To give it its due level of attention, plan on spending a half day or more of you want to see el Morrow as well. Walking distance from the port. Don't splurge on the cruise excursions. Best $7 you'll spend.
I really enjoyed my few hours here! It was fun finding my way around all the different levels and walking to the end of the expansive back green area. Nice views of Old San Juan and definitely not to be overlooked simply for having already visited El Morro. One ticket gets you into both sites!
Let me start with- this place has amazing views. Add to that it can fill a good part of your afternoon exploring everything. There's even a dungeon. Lots of history everywhere. Information provided in both English and Spanish. Plus, there was a wonderful breeze blowing on a hot and humid day.
Excellent piece of architecture, and history. It's well preserve and under the administration of the Department of Interior and the National Park Service, an important tourist attraction that provides the territory with millions of dollars. You get beautiful sights from old San Juan and the bay, its definitely worth your money and time spent.
This place is beautiful, it's awesome to see this history and walk were people did hundreds of years ago. The architecture is incredible and I can only imagine the construction effort behind it had to be brutal. Don't miss seeing this place. There are a couple other forts to see but don't miss this one. I recommend taking a taxi ride through La Perla, it was once a really dangerous neighborhood, still not the best but really gives that true PR experience.
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