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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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“red gate” (15 reviews)
“walled city” (29 reviews)
La Fortaleza, San Juan, Puerto Rico
+1 770-547-7104
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Leisure stroll with nice view of San Juan Harbor. The are pressure washing Fort's Wall to reveal original wall colors. Good for taking photos of Fort Wall from below and with waves breaking at rock barrier. Also you might be lucky and catch a ship...More

Thank Maximino G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This door offered passage to Spanish dignitaries of the 16th century. Today is a reminder of old times and its influence on today's society.

Thank Daniel M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good place for pictures and close to all the other attractions in Old San Juan. Might as well take advantage and get the max out of your visit. Just be prepared for walking.

Thank Edgard B
Reviewed 15 July 2017

We walked this way after leaving El Morro. It's a nice walk and nice to see the different architecture of the buildings on your way to the gate. You can then walk along the water and get some shade by some nice trees. Comfortable walking...More

Thank JanisN123
Reviewed 7 July 2017

Nostalgic and beautiful area to walk and take pictures. Previously opened to cars, this area is now closed and open only to pedestrians. A historic and beautiful part of Old San Juan.

Thank vascubhab
Reviewed 6 July 2017

I'm a big history person and places that once had gates and walls for protection always have an interesting history. The San Juan Gate has been kept in great shape, which looks nice. The walls and lookouts around the area shows you the intimidating welcome...More

Thank Frank D
Reviewed 4 July 2017

See my review of Old San Juan. Step back in time and see Old San Juan as a 17th century explorer. Scenic views.

Thank Joe G
Reviewed 24 June 2017

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 23 June 2017

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 22 June 2017

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
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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.