Castillo San Cristóbal

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Named after the saint patron of land travelers, Saint Christopher, Castillo San Cristóbal in Old San Juan Puerto Rico, is considered the largest fortress built in the Americas. It was built for the purpose of protecting the city of San Juan from attack by land from the east. It is a fortification with three levels and an extensive series of outer defenses and it took over 150 years to complete. The imposing fortress served as a counterpart to Castillo San Felipe del Morro and covers over 27 acres.