La Puerta de San Juan
La Puerta de San Juan
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One of the last standing gates of the walled 16th-century San Juan, this historic doorway in the 20-foot wall is a popular photo spot.
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GeneralShamu
New York City, NY1,114 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Walked through here as part of a day in Old San Juan. Lot of history and great views of the bay from here. Find a route that makes sense and go from there...
Written December 26, 2023
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Garry G
7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Business
A modest landmark in modern times, but the ceremonial entrance to the old city. Dock nearby suggests how visitors arrived. The only gate of five that remains. Street leads straight to Cathedral de San Juan Bautista. Turn left up the hill and follow the wall to the Casa Rosa for great pics of the gate and La Fortelezza -(Governor’s Mansion- oldest continually inhabited one in US).
Written July 18, 2023
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BrakiWorldTraveler
Belgrade, Serbia17,797 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
La Puerta de San Juan has a much more important historic role than it appears today.
Back in the colonial era it was the main gate to the town seeing high officials and royalty passing through it.
Today it's just a quick photo op, a red painted gateway standing by the sea promenade which leads to the historic El Morro fortress.
Written January 30, 2023
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parrottdize
Dyer, IN2,104 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
While this is interesting it looked as though it was blocked. However you could walk around the blockade. We are glad we did as the views are breathtaking.
They were working on the baths or (walls?), so we couldn't walk very far along the pathway. Still I would say it was worthwhile to check out.
I would say have a good map and or check out walking videos of San Juan. This was helpful in that I had an idea of how to get to various sites.
Written January 20, 2023
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Raquel T
Bayamon, Puerto Rico72 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Family
This pretty red-painted Puerta de San Juan or San Juan Gate is where you re-enter the city. Above the gate is inscribed “Benedictus qui venit in nomine domini”- Latin for “blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord”. You will follow the same path many sailors took centuries ago after a long voyage.
Written October 10, 2022
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dustythoughts
Manchester, CT2,142 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
This colorful gate is the historic entrance to San Juan and dates back to the seventeenth century, when Puerto Rico was a Spanish colony. While many things have changed since then, the gate still stands and is worth a visit. It leads to Paseo de la Princesa and the bahía (bay), which are also worth visiting. While the gate itself is a very quick visit, its cultural significance is a big part of the city's history.
Written July 27, 2022
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gibbygibson21
Arlington, VA43 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
Worth seeing because of the history around it and view of the ocean. Walk through the gate and up the path to the back end of the Castillo San Felipe del Morro for a special view with very few people. Only need 15-20 minutes at the gate.
Written June 23, 2022
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Laura R
Guttenberg, NJ305 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
There is not much to say. It is a gate, through which people would enter San Juan from the Atlantic. It has a nice view and leads to the malecon. Nice to walk through if you are in area.
Written May 2, 2022
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wannabefolkie
Seattle, WA976 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Friends
The red archway to enter Old San Juan is very vibrant. We passed through La Puerta de San Juan, or rather we exited through it to follow the Paseo del Morro along Bahia de San Juan to the backside of the Castillo del San Filipe del Morro. Going through this way, you are greeted by a lookout tower which makes for a great photo op with the beautiful backdrop of the Bay.
Written April 10, 2022
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marcain
Washington DC, DC225 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
Very cool spot, it's the old VIP entrance to San Juan (from 100s of years ago). Le Puerta leads from the Paseo into old San Juan, right near the automobile entrance to the governor's mansion. Very safe, even late at night.

From old San Juan, the gate leads out to a very nice Paseo that runs to the cruise port to the left, and to the El Morro fort to the right (about 3/4 mile), very flat and handicapped-accesible in either direction. The Puerto itself is not so handicapped-accessible from the San Juan side as the streets are all cobblestones and there are no curb cuts that I could see.
Written March 4, 2022
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