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“The Red Gate”
Review of San Juan Gate

San Juan Gate
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Owner description: Four centuries ago this gate was the main entrance into the city.
Reviewed February 6, 2014

Sometimes also called the San Juan Gate. It is the last of the original 6 city gates that once had huge wooden doors that were closed and barred at sundown to protect the inhabitants from invaders. This gate is set in the famous city wall - huge 15 foot thick stone and masonry walls that went around many parts of San Juan. This was where so many sailors entered into the city along with so much cargo. Standing back on the Paseo del Morro, the walkway on the seaside of the city walls, it is amazing to think back at what it must have been like to disembark from the ship and enter into the city from that point. Tradition often has it that sailors often went straight up the Calle to the Cathedral (itself well worth the visit) and thank God for safe passage.

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Reviewed February 4, 2014

This was the entrance to San Juan when the Fort was build, now they have a walk around the fort and this is one of the stopping point for pictures, nice view of the bay, either you can continue an the El Moro Paseo about 1.5 mile long or enter the city via the gate.

Thank Rob O
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Reviewed January 28, 2014

My wife and I were just in Puerto Rico and we happened to be there during the San Sebastian festival days. We are not much for crowds so we tried to stay of the outskirts of the massive celebration. (I have never been to Mardi Gras but I imagine this was similar)

We walked along the San Juan water front where the cruise ships come in and then started to skirt the outside of Old San Juan along the city wall. This took us to San Juan gate. We read the history of the gate and its uses and could picture the area two hundred years earlier. We felt seeing this structure really added to our appreciation of Old San Juan

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Reviewed January 18, 2014 via mobile

Visited the San Juan Gate on an Archtour. Karen, our guide, was very informative. The gate is something that should be seen when you visit San Juan.

Thank BT_Mich
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Reviewed January 14, 2014

What stands as the gateway into Old San Juan for ships and colonists many centuries ago, is a big red door. It is pretty and well-maintained. You will see this as you stroll down Paseo de la Princesa.

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