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San Juan Gate

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Address: La Fortaleza, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Description: Four centuries ago this gate was the main entrance into the city.
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Old San Juan Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

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Historic gate to the old city, interesting to see.

Get a peek into the walled city of Old San Juan by viewing on of the original gates. It was interesting to see how thick the walls actually were and get a glimpse into how life... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Bucks County, PA
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Bucks County, PA
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61 reviews 61 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Get a peek into the walled city of Old San Juan by viewing on of the original gates. It was interesting to see how thick the walls actually were and get a glimpse into how life must have been.

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Dorado, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The only gate left and preserved as one of many original gates to the city. Great photo and history all around.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

When we were strolling the artists' work in the area, there was a tree that was always in someone's painting. After going through the gate we saw this huge, beautiful tree. I also end up taking a picture ...memorable...

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california
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

O.K., we GET it. It's just a gate. BUT the history behind it and the fact it leads to a great walk along the water from one part of OSJ to another makes it something worth seeing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Great to see along the Morro walk. You can get to the Catedral an Hotel El Convento easily. A nice piece of history.

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Dallas
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This is the original gate through the walls of OSJ, if you don't know the history it isn't very impressive, but if you do it really adds a lot to the spot. It is a good spot to get outside the walls to walk on the promenade between the sea and the walls.

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Loomis, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We've seen many walled cities in Europe and were amazed at the condition of the walls and the fort. It looks 50 years old, not 250. The gate is no exception. Most places have pieces and pictures to show how things used to look. Old San Juan has the real deal.

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

At the old town wall, down from the cathedral. Nice walk along the shoreline to the center of town, passing by ancient trees and old buildings. Walk this path at dusk to see the lights of the harbor come on.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Be sure to pop through the only remaining city gate of Old San Juan and check out the picturesque view of the harbor. This was the historic first entry point for many a traveler, and still feels that way to this day. Aim for sunset, and bring a camera, the gently rippling harbor water framed by the majestic 18th century... More 

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Riverside, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This was really cool to visit. The massive doors and passage way leads to a paseo walkway along the Atlantic Ocean. One must let their imagination flow and imagine 1800"s passenger ship docking well dressed Europeans and possibly slaves walking through this passage way to the new america's. The cobble streets and antique gas lamps begs for you to loose... More 

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