Castillo San Cristóbal

Local nameCastillo San Cristóbal
LocationSan Juan, Puerto Rico, Cuba

Castillo San Cristóbal is a fortress in San Juan, Puerto Rico. It was built by the Spanish to protect against land-based attacks on the city of San Juan. It is part of San Juan National Historic Site.

Castillo San Cristóbal is the largest fortification built by the Spanish in the New World. When it was finished in 1783, it covered about 27 acres of land and partly encircled the city of San Juan. Entry to the city was sealed by San Cristóbal's double gates. After close to a hundred years of relative peace in the area, part of the fortification was demolished in 1897 to help ease the flow of traffic in and out of the walled city.

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Old San Juan Walking Tour from 40 USD

Opening hours

Daily: 9 am - 6 pm


Adults: $5

More information and contact


Address Avenue Muñoz Rivera, San Juan, 00901, Puerto Rico

Coordinates 18°28'2.92" N -66°6'38.711" E

Tours and activities: Castillo San Cristóbal

Old San Juan Walking Tour

from 40 USD

Private Old San Juan Walking Tour

from 148 USD

San Juan Historic Tour: Fort San Cristobal and Ruin of Caparra

from 70 USD

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