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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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Gorgeous Port

It's another piece of the masterpiece built here! Everything about the fort is giant and gorgeous to see!

Reviewed 3 days ago
Salt Lake City, Utah
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's another piece of the masterpiece built here! Everything about the fort is giant and gorgeous to see!

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

In doing the San Juan walk this gate is a must see. Then to continue on the walkway along the ocean was very pleasant

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Lake Villa, Illinois
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to sit, take in the views and rest a bit while touring Old San Juan. Incredible to learn the history behind the gates and to think of all the people who have passed through them. Perfect Picture Spot!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 5 days ago 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 1 week ago

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

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 2 weeks 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 3 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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