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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    Tunnel vision

    by chodearm Updated Jul 17, 2006
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    Its only 10:28, its Monday and the heat outside is engulfing my psyche. The TV warns to veer away from alcohol and caffeine but instead I indulge on both. I drank a 2004 Chateau du Trignon Cotes du Rhone, and I wish my vision was more tunneled on the post-drink side but it is not. I am contemplating walking downstairs to grab a sixer and hope for anything in the perriferal to disappear. The ladies in the house Yuki and Jackie are practicing the Hawaiian slang. I need to go to the bodega. Someone give me a direct tunnel to the counter with beer in hand. I ask....please.

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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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    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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