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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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Description: Four centuries ago this gate was the main entrance into the city.
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Spend some time soaking in the history and beauty

This gate is amazing. Take the walk to it and read the history. As well as simply imagine what it was like to defend and live here. Take a walk along the path. Don't touch the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Utah, United States

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

I enjoyed the walk through the gate and along the water as much as the gate itself. It serves as a nice little five minute stop, and it is pretty interesting when thinking about the gate's use in history. Other than that, it's a gate.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Hey, it's a gate . . . nice to see . . . but for us it was the lovely walk along the sea wall that made the expedition so worthwhile.

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Utah, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This gate is amazing. Take the walk to it and read the history. As well as simply imagine what it was like to defend and live here. Take a walk along the path. Don't touch the cats, thats gross. This place has an amazing beauty.

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

In colonial times immigrants from Spain undertook a multi-week sea voyage on rickity ships across the turbulent Atlantic ocean. When they arrivedin San Juan they found a walled city with few openings -- to protect the city from pirate attacks. One of the openings was the San Juan Gate. As the picture indicates it is very narrow. Many weary travellors... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The gate by itself dosn´t worth the visit but the walk around the seawall is great! Enjoy the walk and keep going up to the end of the trail!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Old historic site in the old city. Cute and original but nothing very special. Cannot miss it when on main walk

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Madison, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

At the end of a cobblestone street, you will find a red gate/doorway. It doesn't sound that exciting, but it is a must see. It is like walking through the pages of history. Make sure you Follow the walkway by the ocean. The scenery is beautiful. Go all the way to the end for spectacular ocean views. Remember to enjoy... More 

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Regina, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I didn't know about this part of San Juan and just accidentally stumbled upon it. It was really cool. There's a nice plaque that explains the history of the gate.

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Melbourne, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The gates are enormous. The history speaks volumes with the purpose of the gates and the functionality of them. A must see when you're in old san juan.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

love the history a little crowded. clean streets, lots of cops. plenty of shops. love going through all the sites in san juan. did the boat tour, did indepentant unguided tour and did the taxi driver talking kind-of-a-tour, while dropping us off.

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Address: Address: La Fortaleza, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Phone Number: 770-547-7104
Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan

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