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Castillo de San Cristóbal, Puerto Rico

Castillo de San Cristóbal, Puerto Rico: Our most recommended tours and activities

San Juan: Self-Guided Tour with Audio Guide

1. San Juan: Self-Guided Tour with Audio Guide

Take in the key sights of the Puerto Rican capital at your own pace on a self-guided walking tour. Listen as your audio guide shares the history of the city and its landmarks, including Castillo de San Cristóbal, Old San Juan, and La Fortaleza. Enjoy the freedom to stop when and where you want. Start your self-guided tour at Plaza Colón, where you will learn about the history of this beautiful square. Then, head off on an incredible journey through the old streets of the capital. See fantastic examples of architecture, such as the Castillo de San Cristóbal fortress and La Fortaleza. Then, take in religious landmarks, such as El Catedral de San Juan Bautista and Capilla de Cristo, as you continue your exploration of the Old San Juan Historic District of Puerto Rico. Discover the ruins of El Morro fort, San Juan's oldest residence La Casa Blanca, and La Plaza de Armas. Next, take in La Plazuela de la Rogativa. Admire the lovely views and bronze sculpture before heading to La Princesa. Keep your eyes peeled along the route for the blue cobblestones (adoquine) that pave the streets in the old part of the city. End your tour, feeling like you have gone back in time.

San Juan: Old San Juan Walking Tour

2. San Juan: Old San Juan Walking Tour

Step back in time and learn about Old San Juan from your guide who will cover centuries of Puerto Rican history and culture. Discover many of the highlights of one of the oldest cities in the Western Hemisphere as you make your way through Old San Juan. Start your tour at Plaza Colon and learn about the centuries-long history of this city from your guide. Discover the city's well-preserved architecture dating back to its founding and hear war stories of how a small island beat back empires. Explore city highlights, like El Morro Fort, San Juan Bautista Cathedral, Plaza de Armas, Paseo de la Princesa, San Juan Gate, and more. Enjoy photo and water breaks along the way to make sure the tour is as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.

San Juan: Ghosts and Spooky History Walking Tour

3. San Juan: Ghosts and Spooky History Walking Tour

On this Walking tour of San Juan, discover the mystery disappearance of Jose Maldonado Torres who was lost in the infamous Bermuda Triangle, which stretches from Miami to the island of Bermuda in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, to San Juan, Puerto Rico. San Juan has much more than UFOs! From pirate ghosts to the spirits of broken-hearted Spanish soldiers to the tales of the Chupacabra and the Vampire of Moca, the Isle of Enchantment is full of amazing ghost stories and supernatural tales. Discover the unique haunted heritage of beautiful old San Juan, Puerto Rico with real ghost stories, local folklore, and recent reports of paranormal activity. As the third oldest European established city in the New World, San Juan’s deep and rich history awaits. This history, however, is not for the faint of heart! Deep in old San Juan, lay stories of greed, murder, and star-crossed lovers. Was Ponce de Leon really searching for the fountain of youth? Did he really haunt the island after his death, or was it a Taino chief wearing his armor? Does the Catedral de San Juan Bautista really have bone fragments of John the Baptist? These questions and more will be explored on this ghost tour of old San Juan! Places you will see on our walk: El Convento Hotel Castillo San Cristobal Cathedral of San Juan Bautista Colombus Plaza Teatro Tapia Puerto Rico Tourism Company Raices Fountain Capilla del Danto Cristo de la Salud La Fortaleza Casa Blanca Museo de Las Americas Castillo San Felipe del Marro Cemetario Santo Maria Magdalena de Pazzi

Puerto Rico: Old San Juan Guided Walking Tour

4. Puerto Rico: Old San Juan Guided Walking Tour

Embark on a historic walk into the top sights that Old San Juan has to offer. Experience San Juan from a local's perspective as your guide walks you through the most notable landmarks. Marvel at the colorful Spanish colonial architecture dating back to the 16th and 17th centuries. See beautiful historical buildings such as the Cathedral of San Juan Bautista, one of the oldest buildings in San Juan. Visit the 16th century El Morro and La Fortaleza fortresses that are rising above the ocean, and then stroll along the Paseo de la Princesa, taking in the stunning views of the bay. Learn about the importance of Christopher Columbus for Puerto Rico, find out what was San Juan's original name, and hear about the Spanish-American post-war history. Then together with your local guide find out what’s inside San Juan’s San Felipe del Morro citadel.

From San Juan: Puerto Rico in One Day Private Tour

5. From San Juan: Puerto Rico in One Day Private Tour

- Discover the most important landmarks of Puerto Rico in one day - Visit Old San Juan (historic sites) - Hike into the rain forest - Go into the caves - Swim in the pristine waters of El Yunque (optional) - Visit Pinones State Forest - Natural resources (lagoons, beaches, mangroves) & traditional food - Visit Maria de la Cruz cave - Explore Loiza the AfroAmerican culture - In one day! This is a private tour, so we can shape it around your preferences and needs. Proposed itinerary: - Pickup at your hotel - Drive through Pinones - Visit the Pinones State Forest (largest mangrove in Puerto Rico) and the Pinones Lagoon. - Visit the town of Loiza - Stop at the facilities of the "ancon" (where the ferry used to operate) - Visit the caves (Maria de la Cruz) - Experience the Afro-American culture of Puerto Rico - Hike the Rain Forest - Swim on Mameyes River (optional) - Find a place to have lunch (Puerto Rican food is amazing) - Drive to Old San Juan - Go into the forts (optional - $10pp) - Get a tour of Old San Juan - Go back to the hotel Have an amazing day, and get to know the Best of Puerto Rico in One Day.

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What people are saying about Castillo de San Cristóbal, Puerto Rico

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 7 reviews

William was our guide and he was amazing! Full of information, and so very kind! He walked us all over old San Juan, answered all of our questions, and tailored the tour towards what we wanted. It was the highlight of our trip thanks to him. He even was able to secure access to an original crypt for us to see. Simply amazing. If you are in the area, this is a must tour with William! Thank you so much William-it will be an experience our family will never forget.

William was very cool and personable. Very knowledgeable about the history, architecture and culture of Puerto Rico and specifically Old San Juan. He also had bonus information about flora and fauna on the island. Well done.

Sara was really good and kept us engaged the whole time. It was a great start to our trip since we learned so much. She also gave us good tips for restaurants and other places to visit.

What an enthusiastic guide! Big thanks to her for a memorable afternoon. Great way to know when culture when you have a limited time.

Amazing! We had a wonderful day with an amazing guide!