Wednesday, July 30, 2008
La Puerta de San Juan
The San Juan Gate. If you look closely at the gate, you will see that part of the upper part of the gate has been filled in. While walking in El Morro there was information about the San Juan Gate which was built in 1646. At one time it had had a chapel, perhaps with some icon or religious statue, reminesce of the time when Puerto Rico was exclusively and devotely Roman Catholic. There is still a small mosaic honoring Saint John. More information on the Gate can be found on the information in the picture. The drawing depicts the gate as it looks from the bay.