Porte Kent
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,444 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
Not one of the most picturesque gates to the old city, so don't go our of your way to see it. Still it is pleasant and not a problem.
Written 26 October 2022
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Terry M
Hamilton, Canada4,896 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Found on Rue D’Auteuil, it is the smallest and least impressive of the three remaining western gates, between the Porte Saint-Louis and the Porte Saint-Jean. It does, however, afford the most interesting photographs in the Old Town. It can be climbed. A house of the gate’s namesake, the father of Queen Victoria, can be found far down the right hand side on Rue Saint-Louis.
Written 14 August 2022
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retireeVancouver
Vancouver, Canada1,829 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
Porte Kent, located at Rue Dauphine and Rue D'Auteuil, is a stone gate in the city's fortification wall that visitors can climb to the top of using the grassy ramparts along each side. This stone bridge dates to the late 1800s and its opening was wide enough to even accommodate today's traffic on 2 way streets. This particular gate was named after Queen Victoria's father, the Duke of Kent, who had spent some time in Quebec City during the 1790s.

The gate's appearance is charming due to the look of the rough field stone and the style of the gate. The bridge connecting its two towers is slightly curved with a crenellated wall. From it, are good views of the thick snaking fortification walls, the grassy ramparts, and even a few black cannons still in their place. Only one square tower has a pointy copper roof and an opening for pedestrians to pass through. From this gate, it is just a short walk to see 2 other gates, one on each side of Porte Kent - Porte Saint Jean and Porte Saint Louis.

Porte Kent is an excellent starting point to walk around the Esplanade Park and into the gardens of Parliament Hill. If you have time to view just one of these city gates, I recommend Porte St. Louis because of its picturesque setting, the landscaping surrounding it, and the many monuments located close by.
Written 18 October 2019
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KangKang
Tainan, Taiwan16,535 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2023 • Family
Among the city gates that connect the inside and outside of Old Quebec City, the Kent Gate has few restaurants or shops on the connecting road, fewer people and vehicles, and the environment is relatively quiet. You can calm down and appreciate this city gate built in 1879. You can also climb the stairs to the city gate, walk along the city wall to see the buildings on both sides and the fortifications on the wall, and have a deeper understanding and experience of Quebec City.
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Written 20 December 2023
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