La Puerta de San Juan, San Juan

4.5
#16 of 363 in Things to do in San Juan
Landmark · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Create an itinerary including La Puerta de San Juan
Step back in time and enter the city through the historic La 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. Using our world travel planner, San Juan attractions like La Puerta de San Juan can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
Create a full itinerary - for free!

La Puerta de San Juan reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
1,035 reviews
Google
4.8
TripAdvisor
  • 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. 
    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.  more »
  • 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....  more
    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....  more »
Google
  • If you like history this place is wonderful. Definitely pop by and check out the gate in the wall around San Juan where the dignitaries would arrive and be received. Definitely check it out either on your way to or on your way from the fort in old San Juan.
  • Nice place to stop and wander with coffee. Street between the church and gate is beautiful with many cute cats lounging around.

Plan your trip to San Juan

  • Get a personalized trip
    A full day by day itinerary based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place. Everyone on the same page.