San Cristóbal, San Juan, 00901, Puerto Rico

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Monday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PMOpen now
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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Castillo de San Cristóbal

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Operating Hours & Seasons - San Juan National Historic Site (U.S. National Park Service)

National Historic Site Puerto Rico Last updated: April 14, 2015

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Brian Blizzard said 4 years ago
Absolutely beautiful. Costs $5 to get in but that gets you into both forts. I have no problem paying it because the place is amazing. They have tours but we opted to just explore on our own, which is what I highly recommend. They basically let you free roam the entire fort with zero restrictions while providing historical plaques with fun educational notes all around. Breathtaking views from the lookout towers and gun batteries with a coastal breeze makes this a must do. I will say it is a steep walk up a hill so for older people or people with small children I would recommend getting a taxi to the entrance. Oh, and did I mention, iguanas just walk around everywhere!
MGJohnGibbon said 4 years ago
Part of US National Park System. Large Spanish Fort by US Standards. At least three different levels with tunnels and (steep) ramps. Besides the fort there are two separate museum areas. It also provides good views of the city and a nice ocean breeze. Well worth the visit. Much better than all the souvenir shops and tourist bars in Old San Juan.
Christian McC said 4 years ago
Very beautiful and interesting history! We took a tour with Carlos who was knowledgeable and provided facts that I didn't see written on many of the signs. I feel my wife benefited from the tour most as she prefers to hear than read. Lots of invasive iguanas on the property, though they didn't bother us too much, more so intriguing. $5 per person gets you in to both Castillos for a week, so well worth it, just make sure to hang onto your receipt. Not sure the age limit for kids to get in free.
Scott Mitchell said 4 years ago
There is some amazing history at this site. Spent several hours here soaking up the information. If you're into leaning about a 400 year old site, its a must visit. Very small $5.00 fee per person to enter which also gets you into the other structure on the other end of the park. Free shuttles run between the 2 different sites about every 10 min. Worth the stop when visiting San Juan Puerto Rico.
Eli Ditmore said 4 years ago
An incredible UNESCO site, that will transport you back in time. Trying to fit this and El Morro into the same day can be a little tricky but highly rewarding. This location has more hidden locations that many visitors miss, so give yourself plenty of time to explore. This location also provides better shelter from the sun and the heat.

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