Puerta De San Juan, San Juan

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Step back in time and enter the city through the historic Puerta De San Juan, the last remaining of the six gates that once served as entrances through the old town’s protective walls. Observe the thickness of the wall as you pass through the gate, and witness the beautiful, romantic town open up before you. Try a refreshing "piragua," a popular local drink, from one of the street vendors, and stroll the cobbled streets, observing beautiful architecture of this World Heritage Site. To visit Puerta De San Juan on your trip to San Juan, use our San Juan itinerary planner.
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  • August 9, 2017
    This is something to wear comfortable shoes to. The picture you can take is actually pretty neat but not much else to see.  more »
  • August 7, 2017
    Interesting walk to find this gate and get a sense of the past. Cool to see the Governor's house above the gate. Very pleasant!  more »
  • August 2, 2017
    Clean area, with police surveillance, comfortable for the walker and with much history to tell. With adequate shade.  more »
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  • May 20, 2017
    Beautiful walk between the coastline and the city wall on the way to Castillo San Felipe del Morro.
  • April 28, 2017
    Great anchorage where the Old Spaniards came into the city. This was the official entrance to the city, so a must see.
  • March 15, 2017
    Amazing place. I'm sad I'm not there now. So beautiful there. Have fun and enjoy!
  • January 31, 2017
    Historic gate to the city. There's a great little park with a fountain next to it that's the perfect spot for a rest during a long day of sightseeing.
  • February 23, 2017
    Great place to visit as the historic gate to the city. The trail on the outer edge of the island is great.

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