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San Juan Gate

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Address: La Fortaleza, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Phone Number: 770-547-7104
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Four centuries ago this gate was the main entrance into the city.

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Such a beatific place, and rich history! We went here on our last night and had a good time. Very beautiful...no tour package needed...just walk along the wall and you can't miss... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Such a beatific place, and rich history! We went here on our last night and had a good time. Very beautiful...no tour package needed...just walk along the wall and you can't miss it..

Thank Prirads
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have video posted somewhere where I just let the camera roll... and all you hear are the waves rolling in, and the Coqui. We spent the last night of our vacation at this spot. Amazing to think of all the commerce that passed through this gate in the 50' thick wall surrounding the city over the years.... and it... More 

Thank Steve G
Seattle, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a great little place to go and put your feet in the sand and do a little wading. The Gate is great to take p.ictures from different perspectives

Thank SomelkeitHot
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Lots of history surrounding this gate. It doesn't look like much now, but it was the main entrance into the fortified city back in the day. There was a person at the gate that told us all about the historical significance of the gate and gave us a history lesson about Old San Juan.

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice spot to take some pictures. I'm not so sure it would be worth it to make a special trip, but seeing it is at the end of Fortaleza St. It is a nice walk. Also I don't know if the three dozen or so cats we seen sleeping on cars are always present, but it was quite a... More 

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Delray Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

and OLD City Main Entrance. Being a Walled city in the 1700-1900 century, This was the official gate to San Juan. You can apreciate the 15 plus wide walls, and the hight of the walls.

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East Lyme, Connecticut, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is really nice to walk along the outside of the Old San Juan Wall and come to this Gate. The views are wonderful and you can really feel the history. Walk through here and to the left, and you'll see the Rogativa which is quite nice. The streets are cobblestone and the buildings brightly painted. If you continue to... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As most reviewers have noted it is a good stop on a self guided walking tour around old San Juan--it is also a decent place to hide for a few minutes in case of a downpour... It is amazing to think that this was one of the only places to get "into" the city. It only takes a few minutes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked through the Old gates and were amazed at how solid they were after all these years. You could still hear how they creaked when the wind blew

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This past visit to San Juan was our 5th, and we have been to Old San Juan all 5 times. To add variety to our experience we began our waling tour at the Paseo de le Princessa and the fountain at the end near the water. From here it is a short walk to the San Juan Gate and a... More 

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