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San Juan Gate

La Fortaleza, San Juan, Puerto Rico
+1 770-547-7104
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Four centuries ago this gate was the main entrance into the city.
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“walled city” (29 reviews)
La Fortaleza, San Juan, Puerto Rico
+1 770-547-7104
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Reviewed 6 January 2016

The only surviving gate of the original four used to enter the city when it was surrounded by walls. Can be reached from the Paseo de la Princesa if you keep walking around the wall. Beautiful view of the Isla de Cabras at the other...More

1  Thank Kensabato
Reviewed 5 January 2016

Walls once surrounded the entire Old San Juan dating from 1633. This Old Gate remains; wall is about 20 feet thick. Nice to walk along Promenade up to Gate.

Thank Oly1010
Reviewed 5 January 2016

When I first seen this wall I thought is was another wall, but when you stand by it you feel small, lol. Nice pictures.

1  Thank Kate S
Reviewed 4 January 2016

The San Juan Gate is an easy walk. This is where the ships would dock to deliver the goods. They would walk up the street to the Cathedral to give thanks for a safe travel.

Thank Rodney C
Reviewed 3 January 2016

The San Juan Gate is an easy walk from Old San Juan. Just walk along the waterfront and you will find yourself there. You can head through the gate and from there walk to El Morro. This was our second trip and I highly recommend...More

Thank calgrads
Reviewed 2 January 2016

This was a great place to visit during cool sunny days. The scenery was beautiful. There isn't much else here but it is worth a visit.

Thank Sue T
Reviewed 30 December 2015

Located along a wonderful walking path on the coast that you can use to get to El Moro, you'll find the old San Juan gates. It will really take you back in time as you reflect on their age and all that have gone through...More

Thank BlueBlueSea
Reviewed 30 December 2015

The San Juan Gate was one of the six main entry points to the Walled City of San Juan, and the only one still remaining. Built to keep pirates, corsairs and privateers from breaching the city, an inscription remains atop of the huge wooden doors...More

1  Thank lrojeda
Reviewed 29 December 2015

This is one of the entrances to San Juan when it was a walled city. The area around it is full of history. It's just a short distance from 'La Fortaleza' (the governor's mansion), La Casa Rosa and El Morro. There is a nice walkway...More

Thank Papo_del_wikend
Reviewed 28 December 2015 via mobile

This gate perfectly symbolizes the connection of old world with new development in San Juan. Enjoy the view, the stories and the atmosphere while passing through. A must add to the trip if you're interested in history!

Thank Paige S
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Jason Z
26 February 2015|
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Response from FranciscoKuri | Reviewed this property |
No tickets required! Only for the fortresses and they are cheap. The beaches are good and you can do as you like. Pretty safe IMHO.