San Cristobal Fort, San Juan

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    Castillo de San Cristobal

    by al_mary Updated Feb 20, 2006

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    Castillo de San Cristobal is El Morro's
    partner in the city's defense.
    Built in 1634 (completed in 1771), was
    considered the Gibraltar of the West Indies.
    San Cristóbal was supported by a massive
    system of outworks which provided defense
    in depth and is is one of the largest defenses
    ever built in the Americas.
    It rose 150 feet, covering 27 acres of land.
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    As if its size and height weren't sufficient to intimidate enemies,
    its intricate modular design was sure to foil them.

    A strategic masterpiece, it features five independent units, each
    connected by moat and tunnel, each fully self sufficient should
    the others fall.

    It's a World Heritage and National Historic Site, administered
    by the U.S. National Park Service.

    Open daily from 9 A.M. to 6 P.M.

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    Castillo de San Cristóbal

    by pecaspeca Updated Jul 3, 2005

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    San Cristóbal Fort was built to protect San Juan from attack by sea. Along with El Morro, San Cristóbal Fort has been designated a National Historic Site and is part of a World Heritage Site.It is administered by the U.S. National Park Service. Open daily from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

    El Fuerte San Cristóbal fue construído para proteger a San Juan de ataques por mar. Al igual que El Morro, el Fuerte San Cristóbal ha sido designado como Legado Histórico Nacional y es parte del “World Heritage Site”.

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    An Old Fort

    by seagoingJLW Written Jan 1, 2005

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    We walked through Fort San Cristobal. It was similar to the fort in Acapulco. This is one of the largest fortresses ever built in the Americas. built in 1634, the fort was redesigned in the 19th century. It is attached to El Morro by walls filled with cannon firing positions.

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    Going back in time.

    by crazygal59 Written Feb 10, 2007

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    Make sure you visit this fort with it's many corriders and rooms filled with old photos and costumes etc.

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    Not quite as big as El Morro, but impressive

    by mikeayers Written Apr 22, 2005

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    You can easily see El Morro and San Cristobal in the same afternoon. It's right along the northern part of Old San Juan.

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    San Cristobal Fort

    by Jim_Eliason Updated Feb 22, 2005

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    This fort was built after El Morro and San Juan was succesfully captured via a land invasion from Condado. This fort is huge!

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