Parque de las Palomas
Parque de las Palomas
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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A park dedicated to San Juan’s lively pigeon population – and the pigeons definitely use it.
Duration: < 1 hour
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  • Michael M
    New Jersey39 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A highlight of Old San Juan
    This is a great little park in a beautiful location. There are a bunch of friendly and hungry pigeons there that you can feed. There is a nice kiosk where you can buy little bags of bird food for cheap. It’s a really neat experience and photo op. Be aware, you may be swarmed and covered in pigeons, but in a good way! If you don’t like close encounters with pigeons, don’t go to the pigeon park.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 29 October 2023
  • GeneralShamu
    New York City, New York1,131 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Quick Visit
    Great park to visit with hundreds of pigeons. Thought he birds are absolutely disgusting and disease ridden, it's great to watch others feed them and have dozens of them land on their shoulders, arms and head. Rules state it's illegal to feed the pigeons but it seems to not be enforced, unfortunately. Great views from this park as well - of the bay, ship harbor, etc... Closes at 17:00 sharp and closed on Mondays.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 26 December 2023
  • psudino
    Weehawken, New Jersey4,300 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The kids area in the back of this park is one of my favorite spots in VSJ!
    We wanted to take the kids to see the pigeons but we ended staying for nearly an hour as they had a blast in the kids area in the back of the park. They have all sorts of games, activities, seats (for both kids and adults) and wonderful little cafe for treats. Beside the kids loving the park, the views from here are among the best in all of the city. If you have little kids then I think this should be at the top of your list of places to visit!
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 26 January 2024
  • Richard W
    Penn Valley, California802 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A very cool place to see in Old San Juan--Don't miss it.
    While walking through Old San Juan we noticed a unique looking religious structure and went to see it at the end of the short street. Right next to it we found this park area. It is filled with pigeons, bird food for sale, fun art displays , a children's play area a little further inside and a small cafe. Most tourists stop at the entry and see the pigeons , who are very friendly and will land on your shoulders ,arm or head if you let them. They don't hurt and, oddly enough, we did not see one person get pooped on!! See the birds, but don't miss the sculpture art on display--it is at ground level, easy to walk right past it. Walk a bit further inside this park and see the nooks in the wall where many of the pigeons nest and roost. Continue down further and enjoy seeing the children's play area or get something from the little cafe shed. While the birds capture most of the attention going further in actually felt like a place more designed and enjoyed by the locals. Take a few moments to see and enjoy this pleasant area right along the waters edge for shade and a cool breeze.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 26 March 2024
  • Rose R
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    New and improved pigeon park.
    This park has come a long way. We went a few years back and it was dirty and the birds were sick. The dedication and love poured into this park by a local couple is highly commendable. The park is now clean, beautiful and the birds are healthy. I strongly suggest this attraction for families with kids. The cafe at the far end of the park help support the efforts. It’s the only cafe in Old San Juan with an ocean view, and the views are spectacular. At the entrance of the park they sell food for the pigeons and cute souvenirs.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 29 March 2024
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Rose R
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
This park has come a long way. We went a few years back and it was dirty and the birds were sick. The dedication and love poured into this park by a local couple is highly commendable. The park is now clean, beautiful and the birds are healthy. I strongly suggest this attraction for families with kids. The cafe at the far end of the park help support the efforts. It’s the only cafe in Old San Juan with an ocean view, and the views are spectacular. At the entrance of the park they sell food for the pigeons and cute souvenirs.
Written 29 March 2024
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Richard W
Penn Valley, CA802 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
While walking through Old San Juan we noticed a unique looking religious structure and went to see it at the end of the short street. Right next to it we found this park area. It is filled with pigeons, bird food for sale, fun art displays , a children's play area a little further inside and a small cafe. Most tourists stop at the entry and see the pigeons , who are very friendly and will land on your shoulders ,arm or head if you let them. They don't hurt and, oddly enough, we did not see one person get pooped on!!
See the birds, but don't miss the sculpture art on display--it is at ground level, easy to walk right past it. Walk a bit further inside this park and see the nooks in the wall where many of the pigeons nest and roost. Continue down further and enjoy seeing the children's play area or get something from the little cafe shed.
While the birds capture most of the attention going further in actually felt like a place more designed and enjoyed by the locals.
Take a few moments to see and enjoy this pleasant area right along the waters edge for shade and a cool breeze.
Written 26 March 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

psudino
Weehawken, NJ4,300 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
We wanted to take the kids to see the pigeons but we ended staying for nearly an hour as they had a blast in the kids area in the back of the park. They have all sorts of games, activities, seats (for both kids and adults) and wonderful little cafe for treats. Beside the kids loving the park, the views from here are among the best in all of the city.

If you have little kids then I think this should be at the top of your list of places to visit!
Written 26 January 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

GeneralShamu
New York City, NY1,131 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Great park to visit with hundreds of pigeons. Thought he birds are absolutely disgusting and disease ridden, it's great to watch others feed them and have dozens of them land on their shoulders, arms and head.

Rules state it's illegal to feed the pigeons but it seems to not be enforced, unfortunately.

Great views from this park as well - of the bay, ship harbor, etc...

Closes at 17:00 sharp and closed on Mondays.
Written 26 December 2023
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Michael M
New Jersey39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
This is a great little park in a beautiful location. There are a bunch of friendly and hungry pigeons there that you can feed. There is a nice kiosk where you can buy little bags of bird food for cheap. It’s a really neat experience and photo op. Be aware, you may be swarmed and covered in pigeons, but in a good way! If you don’t like close encounters with pigeons, don’t go to the pigeon park.
Written 29 October 2023
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Adam P
6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
This place I wanted to visit and but didn’t know it was right up the street from the umbrella street . Had a great time on our first day because of this park . Birds and lady at the weed shop were great
Written 13 April 2023
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Michele P
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
What a fun surprise and unique experience that we found just wandering around in Old San Juan. Just a block or two away from Anita’s gelato , we followed the sound of a guitar to Parque Las Palomas. We were shocked to see hundreds and hundreds of pigeons flying around under a gorgeous tree and a picturesque view of the bay.
You can feed the pigeons if you are brave and they are very comfortable with people. Highly recommended for families, friends and couples. The pigeons will gladly land on your head and arms for the perfect photo opportunity.
Just a great gem to experience when in Old San Juan. Two glorious thumbs up!
Written 1 April 2023
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AMsays
Thornhill, Canada4,536 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
Next to historical Capilla del Cristo and its archway, the park is home to thousands of pigeons (palomas) in Old San Juan. Straggly colourful banners hang from equally straggly trees in front of a wall of pigeon homes. People were feeding the pigeons so there is no reason for them to leave. I wore a hat, just in case…
Written 22 March 2023
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BrakiWorldTraveler
Belgrade, Serbia18,060 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
The Pigeons Park is set on an elevated scenic spot at the southern end of Calle del Cristo in the very SJ center.
I totally agree with a fellow traveler below pigeons are flying rats, so we just walked through this park (which is very small btw) and sat at the park extension which has several benches and a small kiosk cafe. We enjoyed the San Juan bay views in peace and relaxation.
Written 2 February 2023
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Pam M
Edwardsville, IL24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Family
Happened upon this fun little spot while exploring. Tons of pigeons waiting to be fed - you can purchase a bag of seed for $2 at the time of this writing. My 20+ year old daughter and I had a great time here. Also an incredible view from this small park.
Written 30 December 2022
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