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Puerta De San Juan, San Juan

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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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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  • My wife and I and her brother and sister-in-law all visited Old San Juan last week while on the beautiful island of Puerto Rico. Old San Juan is loaded with history, historical buildings and landmarks...  read more »
  • ... of everything coming in past centuries. A gateway "historic" and full of significance, also looking at paintings neighbors. The icing on the cake after having circumnavigated the walls and before you take the Paseo de La Princesa!
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  • Came to the door red from the interior of San Juan. No matter if you arrive from the sea or from the inside... the red door is a curious point where to make a picture. It has a lovely walk around. The streets opposite the red door filled with vegetation are also precious to travel.
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  • Beautiful and historic! Watch for Pelicans hanging out in the trees nearby, plus the lovely statue of Queen Isabela tucked nearby, by a huge strangler fig tree. If you go through the gate into the city, to your right will be a secluded and charming fountain area.
  • Fun place to see. Notice the statue of the queen hidden in the left corner as your enter (towards the sea). There used to be many more of these gates (in the wall that used to surround old san juan) but most of that wall was torn down as the city expanded.
  • Awesome and historic! Really nice experience to visit this area and walk through this huge door and entrance. From here you see the bay and a portion of the walls of the El Morro.
  • In the old times the gate was for important visitors. The street behind leads to the cathedral where the travelers could thank god for they safe journey. I liked the place around dusk. There is a good light to take pictures. No fee to visit it. So if you walk around old San Juan you should walk trough the gate.
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