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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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“walled city” (29 reviews)
“old city” (53 reviews)
La Fortaleza, San Juan, Puerto Rico
+1 770-547-7104
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Much history with this gate. The red colour certainly makes it stand out, and is the only remaining gate in the ancient walled city. Steep climb into the city to the old fort grounds or the Cathedral San Juan Bautista.

Thank Paul D
Reviewed 3 days ago

Make sure you wear weather appropriate clothes and shoes, as it got very hot for us on the walk, but we enjoyed it very much. Take water with you is suggested. There are many cats along this walk and they were doing construction but plenty...More

Thank Elizabeth D
Reviewed 1 week ago

The solid wooden door is still standing after Hurricane Maria. The official entry into San Juan is worth the walk to see and touch.

Thank MonkeyBoyPA
Reviewed 1 week ago

The gate itself is interesting in the context of the walk I took around the city, not a destination in itself but when one puts himself of a travel weary sailor coming to and, it can stimuate your imagination

Thank taem111
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The walk along the old fortress wall is beautiful. The gate is found along the walk. I recommend a walk from the port, along the full length of the seaside walk and then double back to enter the Old City through the San Juan Gate.

Thank Andy M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did a self guided walking tour of old San Juan, and loved seeing the gate to the city. Love the history of old San Juan and the early travels.

Thank christinecX5963AW
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It’s neat to see or to glance at if you’re walking around but I would not make a special trip of it. Check it out.

Thank AnApple
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This used to be the main entrance into the city. I think it's the only remaining gate that has on it's dome the inscription: "Blessed be the one that comes in the name of the Lord".

Thank Karen S
Reviewed 14 January 2018

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 4 January 2018 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
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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.