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San Juan Gate

Address: La Fortaleza, San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Old San Juan Half-Day Sightseeing Tour
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Ranked #15 of 105 Attractions in San Juan
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Four centuries ago this gate was the main entrance into the city.
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Four centuries ago this gate was the main entrance into the city.
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Washington
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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

We walked along the walls of the city to the San Juan Gate and surprised with how bland it was. The history of the gate is much more interesting than the gate itself. The walk was nice and the once inside the gate, you are minutes from the grounds of El Morro. BTW - there is a shaved ice cart... More 

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Salem, Oregon
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28 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

These kinds of local attractions are why I travel. Take it in, take your time, live in island time. The gate, the city walls, the strolling along the sea. ENJOY!

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High River, Canada
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48 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

As you walk el Paseo de la Princesa you see this historical part of the fortress that is left standing from the early 17th century. My mother left me a painting of the "puerta" so it has a special meaning for me to visit the site whenever we go to San Juan.

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Louisville, Ohio, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

The gate is so big and thick. Interesting history about the gate and wall. While down there please look at the unusual tree to the left of the gate.

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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33 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

On the trail to the fort. The walkway is beautiful and many interesting features along the way. You could take a short cut and get back into the town. Lovely spot for a picture. There was a guard at the gate and he was great at taking people's pictures. Very pretty and majestic.

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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 via mobile

Depending on your time of walk it's agreat way to make the walk and slip up to El Convento. Very nice restaurants there and slide back down to the walk before ending up at the foot of the fort. Watched the pelicans diving for lunch. Kind of humerous and entertaining while resting under the big shade tree.

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New York City, New York
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7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Upon entering the gate, hang a right and walk to the end around El Morro. Breathtaking. Lots of feral cats though.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

The gate - well, its a gate. Lots of history, but what is worthwhile is what is beyond it - a wonderful walkway along the ocean. We sat there, and a bagpipe player starting playing (no kidding). Great place to walk.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We loved this area of Old San Juan - there is a walk that takes you past the Gate , down to the port and around the back of El Morro with lots of lovely views.

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31 reviews 31 reviews
27 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Took a self guided walking tour outside the city walls no to re-enter the town and go up to the fort you go through the gate. Pretty but just a stop on the tour.

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