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 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
67.81% 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
69.01% of people prefer walking in order to reach Castillo De San Cristobal
Castillo De San Cristobal Trips
Castillo De San Cristobal, San Juan Reviews
A must see if you are in PR. Be prepared for the heat however. It makes me think about all the soldiers who had to work hours on end in that blistering heat with almost no shade. There are a lot of boards and pictures to each room that explain what a lot of them were for. And some secret rooms with nothing in them. All very fascinating and educational. The views are spectacular!
Beautiful castle. So really nice views of San Juan from the top. We were able to get some fantastic family photos. The videos they showed were very well done and very educational. My kids had a great time. It was hot though and we were very thirsty, I highly recommend taking lots of water bottles.
The preservation of this historic site as well as access to a variety of rooms, 360° views and friendly park staff make this a wonderful experience. A great place for families, tourists, and locals... This national park is a great blend of history and culture being made available to the public. Highly recommended!
This is the second fort in San Juan.Absolutely steeped in history, you can walk by yourself or take guide tours. You can see how the soldiers lived how they prepared for battle. some beautiful and amazing spots to take pictures. Well worth a visit when you are in San Juan.
Wonderful colonial structure. Impressive to the sight of every visitor. Very well preserved and protected for the enjoyment of the world. It is one of the places that every tourist must visit. according to the information search .....Castillo San Cristóbal is the largest fortification built by the Spanish in the New World. When it was finished in 1783, it covered about 27 acres of land and basically wrapped around the city of San Juan. Entry to the city was sealed by San Cristóbal's double gates. After close to one hundred years of relative peace in the area, part of the fortification (about a third) was demolished in 1897 to help ease the flow of traffic in and out of the walled city.(Wikipedia)