"San Cristobal Fortress US National Historic Site" San Cristobal Fort Tip by 807Wheaton

San Cristobal Fort, San Juan: 20 reviews and 68 photos

  San Cristobol Fortress
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  • Use your Golden Pass at San Cristobol Fortress - San Juan
      Use your Golden Pass at San Cristobol Fortress
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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 beyond. This is the largest fortification built by the Spanish in the New World.
Inside the old buildings there is a good portrayal of the history about the events that occured here with the first shots of the Spanish American War.
Construction on San Cristobal started in 1634 and was completed in 1790. The Fort was constructed as a guardian of approaches by land.
If you have a Seniors Golden Pass for U.S. National Parks, you can use it here!

Website: http://www.nps.gov/saju

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  • Written May 13, 2009
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