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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%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
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La Fortaleza, San Juan, Puerto Rico
La Fortaleza, San Juan, Puerto Rico
+1 770-547-7104
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Reviewed 1 week ago

When visiting old San Juan you really should see the gate. It is history! It is also quite amazing when you look at it and think that it was actually used. It was a good starting point for our adventure onward to the fort.

Thank Allen B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Here you can get access to the city on foot from Paseo la princesa. Make sure you take a picture at the gate!

Thank Raul D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

San Juan has a lot of historical sites and buildings. This being one of them. While I appreciate the historical context, it isn’t really a “thing to do in San Juan” which would be very misleading. It’s “done” in ten seconds - but the walk...More

Thank Lars H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was fascinating to stand outside this gate and contemplate the peolple who must have passed through over the centuries.

Thank Alnis
Reviewed 2 December 2017

Nice to walk through to go down to the ocean walk. No you can walk all the way around the point of the fort for a bit and then there is a walkway thru the brush to where you can go to the cemetery wall.

Thank VicSalo
Reviewed 20 November 2017

As you go and visit you help but to wander about the history. How many eyes have seen beyond the horizon. Truly wonderful.

Thank Edwin S
Reviewed 16 November 2017

Legend has it that if you kissed a loved one at the gate of San Juan your love will last forever in each of your hearts. It is beautiful and romantic.

Thank Marlene A
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Great place to visit ensure you eat a local snowcone insinde the gate next to the fortaleza. Just a hop skip away from the beack gate of the govenors mansion.

Thank Luis M
Reviewed 31 October 2017

The gate represents the historic entrance from the sea to san Juan. The place is good for long walks, jogging and fresh sea breeze. Upon entering, nice place to get lost among the small streets.

Thank Gene P
Reviewed 16 October 2017

This is a great spot for pictures. Great spot to have a drink and take a picture.Also be ready to walk cause you will want to enjoy everything around you

Thank chris g
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Jason Z
25 February 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.