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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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“walled city” (29 reviews)
La Fortaleza, San Juan, Puerto Rico
+1 770-547-7104
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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.

Thank edsachs
Reviewed 19 January 2016

For a quick walk and great view of what travelers viewed when they arrived 500 years ago? It's a pretty interesting sight. It's not a long boring walk just make sure you get a sunny day and the rest will fall in to place.

Thank Maicol67
Reviewed 18 January 2016

This is another part of San Juan we found on our travels. Make sure you read the history of the gate to find out more about it and enjoy the views of the beach in front. We spotted pelicans and got some great photos.

Thank Victel
Reviewed 12 January 2016

Somehow, after reading, I expected something more dramatic. Of everything on walking tour, this did not stand out. El Morro was fabulous though.

Thank Anne H
Reviewed 12 January 2016

Nice place to stop while strolling through old San Juan. Take some photos and enjoy the architecture.

Thank RabidVacationer
Reviewed 11 January 2016

I went there with my family and as always was in awe of the place. The place was bursting with activity and music and people on you way to it. the walk along the wall to get to the SJ Gate was so nice and...More

Thank odeolmeda
Reviewed 11 January 2016

The gate itself is cool, but really the entire walk at sunset from the Paseo de la Princesa to Raices Fountain to the San Juan Gate and then uphill along the City Wall towards San Felipe Del Morro Castle was an adventure not to be...More

1  Thank Maryland0505
Reviewed 11 January 2016

Interesting that this was the main enterance to the city for hundreds of years. To think who else what through this gate. Leads to paseo de princessa and paseo de murro.

Thank Mykon J
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Jason Z
26 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.