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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%
  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
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“red gate” (15 reviews)
“walled city” (29 reviews)
La Fortaleza, San Juan, Puerto Rico
+1 770-547-7104
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Me and my son visited the San Juan gate on our recent trip there, it's a great piece of history and it's interesting to see. The views of the water once your through the gate are beautiful and feels like going through a time machine...More

Thank poppazo
Reviewed 6 days ago

Worth seeing as part of a walk out around the wall on this side of the island, but it's effectively a door in the larger wall. Say you've been there, take a picture, and walk up the street to the Cathedral of San Juan Bautista,...More

Thank Timothy R
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Gate is a hugs door that evidently was used for traffic back when. I understand there were two. one is gone, but the current one is in excellent condition.

Thank ms_tinkerbell1
Reviewed 1 week ago

After visiting the Castillo San Felipe del Morro, we walked down to the bottom floor which lead us to a pathway and a beautiful walk along the water. Took some awesome pictures!

Thank grizzzyv
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice historical site to quickly visit while walking the perimeter of the island or as a destination spot itself. Interesting to see how wide the walls were. Would recommend making the effort to see.

Thank dinamber
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place has some great history! However if you have a young child like we have your going to want to bring a stroller. We had one and I feel sorry for anyone who doesn't as the walk can be long. Check out the history...More

1  Thank zipty22
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An amazing gate historic and beautiful and you can see the shore and in 3 minutes walking you arrive in front of the cathedral of San Juan.

Thank jmsg_PR
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting to think you stand where very important people long ago walked. The walk outside the wall is long but very pretty.

1  Thank Jeff D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A really cool piece of San Juan History. The view of the ocean is really nice from here. We walked from here to Paseo de la Princesa and the Raices fountain. It was very nice!

Thank Felicia R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This 1635 gate was the main entrance to the Old City during the colonial era and offers a fabulous view of the old city walls and bay. In addition it afforded me, and a host of other tourists, a most pleasant shelter from an afternoon...More

Thank Musqat
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Jason Z
Do I have to purchase tickets for these sites? If so would you recommend a tour or just buy the tickets and stroll around myself? Also are the beaches open 24/7. Might be a dumb question but I never got to see the beach at night in New York.
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.