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San Juan Gate

La Fortaleza, San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Ranked #14 of 94 Attractions in San Juan
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Owner description: Four centuries ago this gate was the main entrance into the city.
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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

The very large wood doors with "1794" etched in them were intact at the gate with beautiful surroundings behind the wall. A must see for history buffs

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

The walk to the San Juan gate is beautiful as it follows the coast line. There are benches to sit and admire the scenery, the water. The gate itself is quite an entrance. To think it was through here that many people walked through at one point to enter the city and that it was guarded by soldiers. Now it... More

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

The gate is not that much to look at but the walk along the waterfront is peaceful and less cluttered than the city streets.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We strolled on the walking path near sunset and loved the views near the cruise ship piers and the beautiful bay. The views are stunning and we felt very safe. I agree with many that say walk either in the morning or near sunset as it is a bit cooler. And bring your camera!

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

It's best to walk the plaza down to the large fountain (near the cruise ship piers) and work your way around the lower city walls. Lots to see on this route. Specifically, immediately behind the fountain is a boat launch where huge tarpon hang out to hopefully catch some bait discards - really incredibly fish. A little further down, you... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

On you pass the gate you have the choice to walk the path which will take you to the back of El morro which is the fort. The walk is along the bay gorgeous views of the bay and fort. I would recommend to walk either in the morning or late afternoon to see the sunset and avoid the heat

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We found this while walking around randomly and we went through the gate and walked along the water.

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Saskatoon,SK Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The real beauty behind the gate is when you stroll along the Giagantic Wall beginning in the south of Old San Juan where the Criuise Ship ports are and get a feel of what the citys first line of defence was. Yes its a big red gate that is a good photo op, but in the context of what the... More

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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Like the Paseo, this is easily fit into a walk around the city, but is not worth going far out of your way to see. It is pretty impressive as a 500 year old gate, but there's really nothing to do other than walk through it and look at it.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

beautiful area of old San Juan, bit of a steep hill to climb but well worth the effort for the views. Loads of pigeons to the right of the gate so anyone with a bird phobia stay clear.

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