Family Activities:

Castillo de San Cristobal

Attraction

Castillo de San Cristobal

Calle Norzagaray, San Juan, 00901

Castillo San Cristobal often plays second fiddle to El Morro, but that doesn’t mean it’s less worthy of a visit. If you have time to see both, you should. This large 17th century fort-which is also a part of the World Heritage Site–was built by the Spanish to protect San Juan from land attacks, and was used as a military base as recently as World War II. Various programs and tours are offered every day.

Hours

San Cristobal is open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., except for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.

Admission

Admission is $5 per adult, and includes admission to Castillo San Felipe del Morro. Children 15 and under are free to enter.