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

Four centuries ago this gate was the main entrance into the city.

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beautiful but beware of cats

this is a really lovely place to visit BUT people with cat allergy be aware there are SO MANY stray cats here.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

this is a really lovely place to visit BUT people with cat allergy be aware there are SO MANY stray cats here.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We walked down to the gate and found more than we bargained on - the gate and its history were quite interesting but we also found a nice park -- a quiet (but not too quiet - I don't like deserted!) place to stroll along by water. And the stray cats of Old San Juan were everywhere that day -... More 

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Ballston Lake, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Old San Juan is a must-visit for anyone and this particular door has remained an icon of this walled city for centuries. This was the "main" gate to the bay and the only one still standing. Don't know if you can still read it, but on the dome there was a marking reading "Blessed be the one that comes... More 

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San Juan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one iconic structure that is part of the history of Puerto Rico, lots of great architecture surrounds this area.

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Odessa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting history of the old gate. Mahogany doors were very impressive and well maintained for their age!

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The door to Old San Juan is a must visit. Although most visitor do not enter through here, it is an iconic monument of the old city. It is very picturesque and the surrounding area is just full of history and interesting spots. It is down the street from the Cathedral and El Convento Hotel. The door was built around... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I walked the streets of Old San Juan and walked to the gate of Old San Juan! Beautiful ocean views, worth walking to. I was very hot when we walked to the gate, however it was well worth enduring the heat.

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Tenafly, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not necessarily beautiful, but great piece of Puerto Rican history and having visited about 30 times, must admit, one of my favorite things is just packing my camera and strolling the streets of Old San Juan. Gate is of great historic significance and a great passage to the beautiful Paseo del Morro.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

wow its a amazing spot to stop and think,how things was at that time,the construction of these walls,who came to this city, its just to cool.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just happened to stumble upon this gate as we were walking around Old San Juan. It's pretty amazing to think about walking through the same gate folks did hundreds of years ago. Perhaps Ponce de Leon walked through here as well... One nice thing about the gate is that there is good signage nearby so you can read about... More 

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