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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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This is an excellent place to take beautiful pictures during the night the lighting makes the pictures amazing.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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Newark, Delaware
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Beautiful door but there wasn't anything else around. Not much to see. They could probably move the signs closer to the gate to provide the history and it seemed to need to upkeep around the walls but the doors were beautiful.

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Bronx, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This is the old gate to the city and the entrance to both the Princess walk and the El Morro Walkway. The street above is definitely worth a look, the flowers and trees overhanging make for great photos

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This is an excellent place to take beautiful pictures during the night the lighting makes the pictures amazing.

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Chantilly, Virginia
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We made it to the gate late in the evening after walking along the path outside the city wall. There are plenty of attractions and art installations along the walk and waterfront, and the gate makes a great finale. The path looks like it travels further along the water up to the fort, but was currently closed, presumably because it... More 

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Austin, Texas
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Practically the gate to the new world hundreds of years ago. It is impressive and amazing to look at, and imaging coming in from the see; the gate is at the beach level opens to a rather steep path leading into the town.

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Monteal, Quebec
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Walk thru - check out the cats - feel the breezes. This is not so much a tourist attraction as a reminder that San Juan was and still is a port city. What was once the major entrance from the water is now just a 'gate' -but it is still worth a look. Walk to the right as you face... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Beautiful architecture and lots of history. . I would recommend doing it as part of a day tour of the City. Call Lissette's Taxi 787-568-5069

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Wonderful piece of history that has survived the test of time. Definitely worth seeing and don't forget to take advantage of the adjacent "paseo del morro" which is just as wonderful.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This is the only remaining gate to the walled city of Old San Juan. It was created as an entrance for the Noble Men, Captain and Priests arriving from Spain.Passing through the gate they went directly to the San Juan Cathedral (one block up street) to thank God for the safe trip.

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Hackettstown NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The walkway out over the beach is closed. Still a great spot to rest on a bench before climbing the hill back to shopping. I like the "wild" cats always happy for a treat. Sitting by the tree is a happy little spot in the shade. Safe area saw two police on motorcycles just now.

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