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San Juan Gate

La Fortaleza, San Juan, Puerto Rico
+1 770-547-7104
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Four centuries ago this gate was the main entrance into the city.
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  • Very good34%
  • Average14%
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“red gate” (15 reviews)
“walled city” (29 reviews)
La Fortaleza, San Juan, Puerto Rico
+1 770-547-7104
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Reviewed October 22, 2015

I walked thru the gate. Interesting history behind the gate and city wall and the huge banyon tree. worth the walk

Thank Jackie B
Reviewed October 20, 2015

As you are sightseeing Old San Juan, stroll by this entrance to the city. There were more than one entrance, but this one was used by important people. Feel like a big shot and enter this magically colorful area.

Thank su2doz
Reviewed October 20, 2015

It is really something to see, the Gate and doors a huge and to think if you came to this island this was the only way to get in.

Thank ejinkens
Reviewed October 19, 2015

My wife and I recently stayed in Old San Juan.It is a city with a great history, culture, shops, architecture, restaurants and bars. I really enjoy the history part of it and the walk around the walled city is just so full of beauty and...More

Thank pparrothead
Reviewed October 19, 2015

I have visited the San Juan Gate a couple of times- first in 2011, and then in September of 2015. It is a really special landmark to see, as it is the only remaining original gate into the city. It's fun to sit on a...More

Thank jaearp
Reviewed October 12, 2015

When dignitaries came to Puerto Rico by ship, small boats would take them from the ship to this gate to enter the city.

Thank BostonLvr
Reviewed October 7, 2015 via mobile

Upon arrival you cannot miss this entrance. It's huge and has a old century charm. If you enter coming from the city and begin walking through the view once you walk out is simply stunning. You will notice 2 walkways, one will walk you along...More

Thank Torres Consulti... F
Reviewed September 29, 2015

We walked along the historic trail upon our return from a recent cruise. We spent the night in San Juan and we wanted something to do with great views and a historic side! The walk along the old fort and walls offered great views. Stepping...More

Thank Wayne B
Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

It's so amazing that these structures have survived so long. You really can't go wrong with stopping to see it and the rest of the wall. So old!

1  Thank Bernardo F
Reviewed September 23, 2015

This is the last remaining gate (or an original 5 I believe) that protected the early Puerto Rican people within the walled city at night. The gates were closed to keep invaders out. The gate is red and cannot be missed if you choose to...More

1  Thank Edward2651
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Jason Z
February 25, 2015|
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Response from FranciscoKuri | Reviewed this property |
No tickets required! Only for the fortresses and they are cheap. The beaches are good and you can do as you like. Pretty safe IMHO.