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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.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“old city” (51 reviews)
La Fortaleza, San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Reviewed 5 February 2016

A lovely and relaxed way to meander around the city wall, and then walk through the gate back into the old town

Thank Nadine137
Reviewed 4 February 2016

The 3 miles (4.8k) of city walls, La Muralla, surrounding Old San Juan turned the city into a fortress and were effective in protecting the city from attack but a series of gates were needed to provide access into and out of the fortified city....More

2  Thank Steve1362
Reviewed 2 February 2016 via mobile

We found this wandering around the old city. It's built into the wall surrounding the city and surrounded by old cobblestone streets and large, ancient banyan trees. Really interesting area of the city with steep streets and several little parks around. (Note: we found this...More

Thank Mere828
Reviewed 31 January 2016

Walking throught he gate is like walking through time & is definately a plus to the thrill of walking the streets & paths in Old San Juan. A lot of history!

Thank EMK260
Reviewed 27 January 2016

The guide books aren't wrong. This is worth a look. It was the historic gateway to old San Juan. The early Spanish settlers passed through these gates from the galleons on their way into the city, passing often directly to St. Sebastian's up the hill...More

Thank johnandryn
Reviewed 27 January 2016

Our apartment was situated up the street from the San Juan Gate. A nice walking street with a mini tunnel and cobblestone streets there is so much history at this gate that was once the main entrance into San Jaun by dignitaries and government officials.

Thank luv2travel2010_12
Reviewed 27 January 2016

I do miss more information about the history that surrounds this place, but all in all it is a beautiful peace of history in adventurous suroundings.

Thank L0stViking
Reviewed 26 January 2016

Yes it's just a gate but it's the history behind it. It right on the ocean front so it affords great photo ops.

Thank Georgefr
Reviewed 26 January 2016

We were following a walking tour from a guide book and happened upon the gate which was the formal gate of the city.

Thank nancy a
Reviewed 20 January 2016

Whether you drop down from the street above or take La Princessa all the way around it is worth stopping by this gate.

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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.