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

Those wishing to visit San Juan Gate may choose to book their trip in Old San Juan, since guests staying in this region of Puerto Rico will be excited to have convenient access to the historical site throughout their trip. There is a fair selection of lodgings in the area within the vicinity of 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
Tree House in San Juan Hostel -- --
The Gallery Inn Hotel 0.3 mi. (0.3 km) NE

Location and What's Nearby

And, one of the most exciting options while spending a few hours exploring the area could be eating fare at a restaurant within traveling distance of this historical site. Tropical Taste Restaurant, which offers Spanish fare, will be of particular interest to visitors looking for a convenient meal. La Cucina di Ivo and El Picoteo are some of the other dining options close-by. At El Picoteo you and your party should not ask for your check without taking a bite of their specialty, tapas.


Contact Information

Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico


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