San Juan Gate

Photo Credit: © Roger Wollstadt CC

Once the border of San Juan, the gate and its wall stood to defend the city from all enemies. This is a good starting point for anyone looking to explore the historic district and enter the city as the same way as those centuries ago.


The large, fifteen feet thick walls look old, but strong enough that you would think they can withstand an attack even today. As you head through the gate, you may notice the Latin etchings above the entryway. The etching, in English, read "Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord", a popular phrase in Catholic tradition.

Staying Close

San Juan Gate is located in Old San Juan, ensuring guests staying in this part of Puerto Rico will have easy site access during their time there. There are a suitable amount of hotels around the area surrounding San Juan Gate.

Hotels near San Juan Gate
Hotel Type Distance Direction
The Caleta Guesthouse Hotel -- --
Villa Herencia B & B -- --
Hotel El Convento Hotel 0.1 mi. (0.2 km) NE
CasaBlanca Hotel Hotel -- --
Hotel Plaza de Armas Old San Juan Hotel 0.2 mi. (0.1 km) E
The Gallery Inn Hotel 0.3 mi. (0.3 km) NE
Sj Suites Hotel Hotel -- --

Location and What's Nearby

Opportunities for some fun in the sun like hitting a few rounds of golf and heading to the beach are also enjoyed by many and are within close proximity. Visitors interested in showing their ability at the green, can do so at the closest option, which is Fort Buchanan Golf Club. Lazy hours can also be spent at Escambrion Beach, the most close-by beach. Though the outdoor options above are the closest, you will still find at least a few other similar outdoor options. You will encounter a variety of other local attractions within a reasonable distance. Just a short distance away you will find two more places close-by you may find worth a visit--Museo Felisa Rincaan de Gautier and Felisa Rincon de Gautier Museum.


Contact Information

Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico


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