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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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Beautiful walk and view

This gate brings you to a beautiful walk along the shore which brings you around the front of the fort! The walk is amazing and you don't want to miss it!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
TroyHuggett
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Battle Creek, Michigan

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Battle Creek, Michigan
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This gate brings you to a beautiful walk along the shore which brings you around the front of the fort! The walk is amazing and you don't want to miss it!

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Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Not much more than a photo opp. The walk along the wall is nice. Lots of cats hang out around here and it can get a little fragrant.

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Thank swingdrummer
Bratislava, Slovakia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Be sure to read a short table about history of the gate. You will feel like one of those traders who walked through this gate centuries ago.

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Thank Liquidus69
Newark, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is one of the original entrances into San Juan from the bay. A nice piece of history and the landscaping around the area was nice but otherwise its really just a door way in the wall that surrounds the city. Still if you are in the area take the 5 minutes to see it and snap a few shots.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely and relaxed way to meander around the city wall, and then walk through the gate back into the old town

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Avon, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The 3 miles (4.8k) of city walls, La Muralla, surrounding Old San Juan turned the city into a fortress and were effective in protecting the city from attack but a series of gates were needed to provide access into and out of the fortified city. Of the five or six gates that originally existed, San Juan Gate, or more properly,... More 

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Thank Steve1362
Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found this wandering around the old city. It's built into the wall surrounding the city and surrounded by old cobblestone streets and large, ancient banyan trees. Really interesting area of the city with steep streets and several little parks around. (Note: we found this area of the city to have the odor of urine - not sure if it's... More 

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Thank Mere828
Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walking throught he gate is like walking through time & is definately a plus to the thrill of walking the streets & paths in Old San Juan. A lot of history!

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birmingham, michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The guide books aren't wrong. This is worth a look. It was the historic gateway to old San Juan. The early Spanish settlers passed through these gates from the galleons on their way into the city, passing often directly to St. Sebastian's up the hill to give thanks for a safe passage. Don't miss the colonies of beach cats ("Save... More 

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Los Angeles. CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our apartment was situated up the street from the San Juan Gate. A nice walking street with a mini tunnel and cobblestone streets there is so much history at this gate that was once the main entrance into San Jaun by dignitaries and government officials.

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