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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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Old San Juan Deluxe Walking Tour

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Enter The City!

There is nothing extra special about the Gate with the exception of the historical nature as an entrance to the city. It is kinda cool to enter through the gate to tour Old Town... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is nothing extra special about the Gate with the exception of the historical nature as an entrance to the city. It is kinda cool to enter through the gate to tour Old Town just like you would have entered centuries ago.

Thank steve y
Isle of Wight, Virginia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked the path that leads from the nearby fort to the San Juan Gate. The walkway is nicely kept and very scenic. I took many pictures. It is safe and many couples and families were enjoying the stroll. The water is beautiful to observe and there were plenty of lizards, birds and cats to see.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

very nice views and lots of history, there are signs with information about the history. Nice big doors and beautiful architecture.

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Hockessin, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

San Juan Gate is accessible walking on La Fortaleza street. The streets are in a grid so finding the gate should not be difficult if you head south on any of the interconnecting streets. The gate inside looks different than the outside which is typically shown in the pictures. This gate leads to Paseo de la Princesa (Walkway) which makes... More 

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Durham, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

If you are in San Juan, you will find so much history that you need a few days to tour. The gate, the fort, cobble stone roads, local crafts, free bus tours, local food, and interesting bars. Fun Fun Fun

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Well preserved, and the way to access the sea walk. I would highly recomend if you like a nice hike into history

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Dawson, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 10 April 2017

Can you imagine walking through this gate after a lengthy travel on the sea. What a walking sight that would have been. I knew it was a lengthy walking from the city center, but well worth it.

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Monterey, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017

When heading out of the San Juan National Site, this is the first major exit location along the walking track. Only minutes away from the hub of downtown San Juan, the gate offers a great insight into the history of San Juan.

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Okay, so it's just a giant doorway, really. However, the history at this spot is pretty interesting. In addition, it is a great place to get pictures. Make this one of your spots as you travel around lovely Old San Juan.

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Zionsville, Indiana
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Reviewed 7 April 2017

The city gate itself is gorgeous and a great place for pictures. However, about 50 yards away down the path is one of the most beautiful trees I have ever seen. just walk down towards the pier (which also affords some great views looking back.

Thank Mike46077

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