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San Juan Gate

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Address: La Fortaleza, San Juan, Puerto Rico
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+1 770-547-7104

Four centuries ago this gate was the main entrance into the city.

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We were quite close to san juan gate and walk down there most evenings, it's just below the statue of LA Rogativa, you can walk through the gate to see the pier and the walkway... read more

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We were quite close to san juan gate and walk down there most evenings, it's just below the statue of LA Rogativa, you can walk through the gate to see the pier and the walkway along the walls of the city and have great views of sea ,there is a very large tree with seating area, very romantic to walking... More 

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Mars, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have been to the Gate several times. Most frequently, I travel along the Passea de la Princessa and through the gate to Old San Juan. I believe that this is the last standing gate entrance into the old city and it is certainly worth seeing and reading the historic information near the gate.

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Longboat Key, Florida
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Cars are no longer allowed to drive through here , but there is a beautiful paved walk all around the bottom of the old walls , including a walk through the gate.

Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to sit and relax. Right at the end of the Paseo de La Princesa. Great spot for pictures. An Amazing Panoramic View of the San Juan Bay.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When in the San Juan PR area we visited this huge Gate which was used to avoid the entrance of corsarios to SJ It is well preserved it is of a kind of strong wood There is also a besutiful tree that looks like a big umbrella. Great views. Just by foot. Unable to go in car in this specific... More 

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Larimore, North Dakota
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A landmark of Old San Juan, really nicely kept up. Inside the gate there is a nice little park area, with a water fountain. I leads to the sidewalk along the old city wall, which is a fun walk, it can be quite hot in the afternoon, there is no shade along the way, so bring some water.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At one time, San Juan was a walled city. However, as the city grew much of its wall was demolished and with them all but one of the gates. The remaining gate stands along the channel that runs from the open sea into San Juan harbor. An ancient Banyon tree stands near the gate along the beautiful scenic walk that... More 

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McMurdo Station Antarctica
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The only remaining city gate offers access between the city and the paseo along the water. some historical signs give the details and there is an interesting tree just outside the gate.

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Burtonsville, Maryland, United States
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The gate is currently under renovation. You can see the future in wraps around the structure. The gate stands out due to its pinkish color and different architecture.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The city of Old San Juan was really a fortress surrounding a city, walled in and with few entrances. originally there were 5 doors or gates to enter the city, and the Puerta de San Juan was the main entrance and, as far as I know, the only surviving gate. The door is just that, an immense door leading from... More 

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