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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 #16 of 104 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

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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100 reviews 100 reviews
35 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

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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103 reviews 103 reviews
11 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 NEW

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
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 NEW

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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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

It's free, its quick and it beautiful. You can start your walk from Paseo La Princesa and end there, or you can start here and end at Plaza Dársenas...

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Miami, Florida
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445 reviews 445 reviews
58 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015 via mobile

This is one of the original entrances to San Juan from when the city was completely walled in. I recommend walking along the outer walls of the city from the cruise ships. The walls are impressive and the view of the water excellent and history filled. When you get to the San Juan gate, it will be a great entrance... More 

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Bayamon, Puerto Rico
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59 reviews 59 reviews
41 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

San Juan gate is a very historic part or the old city. It is a good reference or meeting point and from the gate there is also a wonderful view of the bay.

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Sammamish, Washington
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

It's a fairly historic gate, yet there is little fanfare to recognize it, save for an informational sign. It still serves as a thoroughfare for access to the sea-wall walk and to the shopping street/market area outside the old city walls, so it is well travelled and there are always people to be found there. It is well-lit at night... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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154 reviews 154 reviews
85 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This is where one would get in Old San Juan. The gate yields from one side to the steep entrance to the old city and from the other to a heavily guarded small maritime port. It gives you the best idea as to how would it feel to be a traveler at the time!

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