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San Juan Gate

La Fortaleza, San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Ranked #16 of 103 attractions in San Juan
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Description: Four centuries ago this gate was the main entrance into the city.
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New York
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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We took an afternoon stroll towards El Morro Castle from our Hotel (Sheraton Old San Juan). It turned out to be quite the walk with us seeing cute cats from the Sanctuary, a really cool crab near a pier, awesome trees, beautiful architecture and the best shaved ices my kids had all trip. The ices were found right on the... More

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Get place for pictures and pigeons - there are literally hundreds and they have made homes in the old wall. It makes for a unique photo op

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Columbus, Georgia
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186 reviews 186 reviews
80 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

I like what another traveler said: "Take the walk along the old city wall from the Raices Fountain along the Paseo de la Princessa and pass by the City Gate on your way to the base of the Castillo San Felipe del Morro for a great photo opportunity. There is a small pier you can use to get some good... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Gate San Juan offers beautiful views great for some good pictures. The are where it is located felt very safe. Some tourists, but we did not find it very crowded. We really enjoyed walking around Puerto Rico and San Juan Gate was one of the best for pictures

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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104 reviews 104 reviews
16 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Take the walk along the old city wall from The Raices Fountain along the Paseo de la Princessa and pass by the City Gate on your way to the base of the Castillo San Felipe del Morro for a great photo opportunity. There is a small pier you can use to get some good angles of the Puerta de San... More

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Meriden, Connecticut, United States
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45 reviews 45 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Loved the history. Felt like we were back in time. Liked everything. There was nothing to dislike. The proximity to the ocean made it very appealing.

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Meridian, Mississippi
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60 reviews 60 reviews
11 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The San Juan Gates are neat and the view is worth the walk! There are some neat restaurants and shops (even a Coach outlet store) nearby. It is also within walking distance of the fort.

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Los Angeles, California
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27 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Situated on the water near the cruise ship harbor, this gate is not too interesting but if you’re in the area you should stop by. All rich citizens passed through the gate when they entered San Juan, so there’s that...

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Twin Cities, USA
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Yes, it's a gate... What else is there to say? The walk to the gate is better than the gate itself. Worth a look if you are walking between all the sites.

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Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

The area around here with the water is nice, and should be on the list of things to include on your walk in the old town.

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