Castillo De San Cristobal

Currently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
  • 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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TripHobo Highlights for Castillo De San Cristobal

  • Castillo De San Cristobal Address: Calle Norzagaray | Old San Juan, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico.
  • Castillo De San Cristobal Contact Number: +1-7877296777
  • Castillo De San Cristobal Timing: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Castillo De San Cristobal Price: 5 USD
  • Best time to visit Castillo De San Cristobal(preferred time): 09:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Castillo De San Cristobal: 02:00 Hrs
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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

  • 44.18% 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

Monday, Thursday and Sunday

62.95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Castillo De San Cristobal

People normally club together Old San Juan and San Juan National Historic Site while planning their visit to Castillo De San Cristobal.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Castillo De San Cristobal, San Juan Reviews

  • 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.

  • Such an amazing and beautiful place to visit. The pass to tour is super inexpensive, I remember it being around $6 or $8 at the time. It is worth every minute of time waking through this place. I also have to comment on how cute the little green iguanas are that run around outside and on the roof. You also have to get a view from the top, it's absolutely breathtaking.

  • Great! This is the best historical sites in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. We loved the great views. Excellent piece of architecture with great history. We visited on the when a carnival was going around, so not many people were there in the castle. There is a ticket for $7 per person... which is worth it and it’s good for two days. Bathrooms were clean. Staff was nice and helpful. I would definitely recommend this place on your trip to San Juan, Puerto Rico.

  • What an amazing place! It is a lot bigger than I first thought. Give yourself a good couple hours to tour. It's part of the National Parks system so if you have a parks pass I think it should work! Admission is good for this Fort and El Morro. A must see when in Puerto Rico.

  • This is a truely impressive fortification! I thoroughly enjoyed touring the entire grounds. The education I received was well worth the $7 entry fee. The signage all around the park is very helpful for understanding the function and history of this location as well as Puerto Rico in general.

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