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Walking Tour of Old San Juan
"9am - Meet guide in front of Senor Frogs 102 Calle Marina San Juan 00901 Puerto Rico First visit La Fortaleza (Governors house) The gate of San Juan
From $65.00
 
Old San Juan Deluxe Walking Tour
"There is a magical feeling to the area of Old San Juan and your first thought may be that you are not in the United States. There seems to be nothing that looks as old or has the history on the mainland as you will see in Old San Juan. Founded in 1521 this part of the city of San Juan is a UNESCO World Heritage Site as well as a US Historic Zone. Your walk begins at the water's edge and follows the city wall where the view is spectacular and the past comes alive. There are over 400 well-preserved buildings in the old city that date back to its inception. The architecture is incredible and you will feel as if you are in Europe with cobblestone streets and buildings sitting side by side. Most of the old city will remind you of its history as a military stronghold but much of this area has now been modified to house attractions for tourism. Cafes small shops great gardens and courtyards abound. The former barracks now house the Museo de Las Americas and has a collection of Latin American Folk Art. Some of the religious structures spread throughout the area such as the San Juan Cathedral seem to be both Gothi San Juan Cathedral and many more historical places. And you will learn where to find other points of interest that you can return to and explore in greater detail.Some sights you'll see include San Juan Gate
From $66.00
 
San Juan Historic Tour: Fort San Cristobal and Ruin of Caparra
"After being picked up at you Hotel you will be introduced to the rest of the group this will help you feel like a family. First we will go to the Ruin of Caparra located just south of San Juan. This place were the first city was established in the north of Puerto Rico by Our First Spanish Governor Ponce de Leon. You'll spend approximately 35 minutes here.Next is Isla de Cabra from here we will show the the west side of the Cityand you can take the best photos of the Fort El Morro from here. After visit the New San Juan and last the Fort San Cristobal
From $70.00

San Cristobal Fort Tips (22)

Castillo San Cristóbal

It was late afternoon when we finally were able to visit Castillo San Cristóbal or Fort San Cristóbal which is part of the San Juan National Historic Site. Some people are unaware that this historic...
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starship
Jan 20, 2016

San Cristóbal Fort ('Castillo de San Cristobal)

Along with El Morro, San Cristóbal Fort ('Castillo de San Cristóbal') was the city's defense. The largest defenses ever built in the Americas, it rose 150 feet covering 27 acres of land. The size and...
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Gypsystravels
Jun 05, 2015

Castillo San Cristobal

Castillo San Cristobal, with El Morro, makes up the San Juan National Historic Site. I recommend that you see both forts if you are in Old San Juan, especially since they are just a lovely 15-minute...
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xoxoxenophile
Oct 17, 2014

San Cristobal fort

We had visited El Morro, the other fort in old San Juan, on our last visit so this time we headed to San Cristobal which was free for the day in honor of Martin Luther King Day. We just missed a...
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Dabs
Jan 23, 2014

The "Other" Fort with Eerie Tunnels and Dungeons!

There is another fort included in the ticket we bought from El Morro (adult $3 for El Morro plus $2 for Cristobal = total of $5)--- the other famous fort is called the San Cristobal and is a...
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jumpingnorman
Apr 04, 2013

Between Showers

I wanted to see both El Moro (because it is a lighthouse) and Fort San Cristóbal which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a U.S. National Park Service site. But since the fort is open only until 1700...
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grandmaR
Apr 04, 2011

Fort San Cristóbal

This huge fortress, begun in 1634 and reengineered in the 1770s, is one of the largest ever built in the Americas by Spain. Its walls rise more than 150 feet above the sea--a marvel of military...
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steph4867
Apr 04, 2011

El Castillo de San Cristobal

Fort San Cristobal is about 100 years younger than its "big brother", El Morro. Its construction began in 1634 and when it was completed about 150 years later, it became the largest fortification...
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Jefie
Feb 18, 2010

San Cristobal Fortress US National Historic Site

If you are interested in history, enjoy a walk on the ramparts where soldiers a half a millenium ago held their watch. Here you will have a panoramic view of the coast from Old San Juan to Condado and...
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807Wheaton
May 13, 2009

Fort San Cristobal

We really enjoyed strolling through the old fort. The views from the inside looking out over the water is amazing. I got some really beautiful pictures from here. San Cristóbal is a UNESCO World...
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Ericasmurf99
Jul 05, 2008

San Cristobal

Although I'm glad I visited this fort, I found El Morro much more picturesque. There are many rooms to visit deep within the fort and displays regarding the history and how the soldiers lived within...
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klj&a
May 10, 2008

Spain's Largest New World Fortification

Not nearly as popular with tourists as Castillo San Felipe del Morro, Castillo San Cristobal is worth a visit in its own right. Built on San Cristobal Hill, the fort is the largest Spanish...
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bsfreeloader
Jan 09, 2008
 
 
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Things to Do Near San Juan

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Old San Juan

Sightseeing in Old San Juan, just walking around, is one of the best activities while in Puerto Rico. Just wander the streets, peek into the church, some of the many cafes and bars and restaurants,...
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Alcaldia - City Hall

Like the Capitolio, the San Juan City Hall is open to all visitors from Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Located on the Plaza de Armas in a beautiful building dating back to the 17th century, the...
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La Fortaleza

La Fortaleza was built between 1533 and 1540 as the Spanish settlement's very first fortification, making it a few years older than El Morro. In fact, when you go on a tour of the residence, you can...
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Plaza De Armas

in this place there is always activity... people speaking or singing and playing... but we come back to feed the billions of pigeons who will eat from your hand, and watch people go by... last time we...
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Cathedral

If you're planning to visit Old San Juan, don't miss the second-oldest cathedral in the Americas, the Cathedral of San Juan Bautista. It has a pretty facade in the late Gothic style overlooking a very...
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Capilla Del Cristo

This old church was built centuries ago. The legend behind it is that a young man on horseback plunged over the cliff that this church is located on. During his descent he prayed to one of the...
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