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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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Meridian, Mississippi
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50 reviews 50 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

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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98 reviews 98 reviews
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014 via mobile

Enjoyed visiting the gate on our last day where we only had a few hours before departing. Lots of good shopping in the area.

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Verona
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

It was interesting to walk around the old wall originally built to keep out unsavory characters and see the only remaining 'gate' left.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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314 reviews 314 reviews
181 attraction reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

This stop is steeped in history as much of Old San Juan is, and you can reach it by either walking through the park and on a path by the water which is very flat or by walking up through the city and down a tree lined cobble stone road. The path by the water is much easier, and makes... More

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Olathe
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68 reviews 68 reviews
25 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

It means so much to be able to get the feeling that this is "the door" to San Juan, where commerce was able to get to the rest of Puerto Rico.

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Santa Barbara, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Your imagination goes wild here thinking of the boats arriving and soldiers protecting this land. My daughter loved it.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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41 reviews 41 reviews
26 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Blessed be those who come in the name of the Lord... This is the inscription on top of San Juan Gate, one of only two gates left standing in the Old City. Old San Juan, as you may know, was a walled/fortified city so there were four gates to the city out of which two are still standing, San Juan... More

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