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San Juan Gate

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Address: La Fortaleza, San Juan, Puerto Rico
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+1 770-547-7104

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

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Historic sight

A neat piece of history to see while visiting Old San Juan. Located right on the ocean front. An interesting sight.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Matt T
Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A neat piece of history to see while visiting Old San Juan. Located right on the ocean front. An interesting sight.

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Buffalo, New York, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed just outside the gate, and it was "the gateway' to the cruise port, open plaza, the waterfront,

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting historical information on the gate and the wall around Old San Juan. Great for interesting picture taking. Take advantage of the big tree before the gate in order to cool off before venturing around the wall.

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Crown Point, Indiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Granted, the gate is certainly part of San Juan's history and is one of only two or three that are left, but a recent restoration, has made it look brand new. Instead of preserving its natural antique facade, they have made it look like a "new penny", instead of the "old coin" that it is. What a shame. But still,... More 

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Arecibo, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting Old San Juan this place is one of a kind in the world! The entrance to Old San Juan! great history and good pictures here!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Down by the ocean and there is a sign explaining all about the gate and how it was used in the history of San Juan. Massive old doors and great picture opportunity.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Of the six original gates to enter the city of Old San Juan, this is the only one remaining. Easily included as part of your own walking tour of Old San Juan. Be sure to follow the walking path out along the point too.

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Peoria, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Read the tutorials along the way. Much information about the walls. The castles. The city. Walk along the wall to El Morrow. Beautiful walk.

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Shelbyville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Be sure to walk the oldest street in Old San Juan to the Gate of the City. This is the gate in which dignitaries used to enter and anybody that was 'anybody'. You can actually walk through it and up to the church where Ponce de Leon's grave is located. I walked in the early morning hours while it was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Make the walk to see this! Lots of history and photo opportunities.We took the walkway around and then entered Old San Juan thru the gate. Kin of gives you chills when you entering the gate and look up the hill into Old San Juan.

Thank Connie1839

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