Plaza de Armas
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The original Old San Juan town square is a good spot to orient yourself as you begin your tour of this charming area.
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jennipenny28
Delaware9 contributions
We loved visiting the plaza. There are more "locals" here and greater opportunities to practice speaking Spanish. There is a pharmacy and a little grocery store if you need to stock up on supplies. Bring a mask if you plan to enter the pharmacy.
Written 24 July 2022
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RudySzymon
Chicago, IL714 contributions
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In such a beautiful place most of the retail space is occupied by chains: Wendy's, Marshall and supermarket. Very unfortunate, could have been used for little cafés and restaurants with outdoor seating.
Written 5 April 2022
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sanju_222323
New Jersey13,357 contributions
The Plaza de Armas of San Juan is one of the main squares in San Juan, which was designed to serve as the original main square for the city. it dates back to Spanish colonial times, One side of the plaza, you'll find San Juan's official town hall building, and on another the Puerto Rico Department of State.

like any famous square, street performances, local food stalls, everything is here.

To better enjoy the Plaza de Armas, grab a coffee and a Puerto Rican pastry from any of the local spots and grab a sit in any of the public benches. also, you won't find wendy in the new avatar anywhere else.
Written 11 March 2022
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Sharron H
Durham, NC276 contributions
We walked through Old San Juan and noticed a man applying white body paint. He was the same size as the four statues in the permanent installation--Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter--and was definitely an etnertainer. His slow approach
a fifth pedestal captured our attention. We might have stayed all night if we weren't trying to return to our car before dark. He was a showman!
Written 26 November 2021
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jehenson81
Washington DC, DC22,128 contributions
Solo
I walked through this plaza many times during my visit to Old San Juan, but one day, two separate times, a swarm of pigeons flew right at me (I screamed like a little girl). Besides that, it is mainly a large open area with a fountain. The fountain is covered by a Christmas tree, but you can still see the four seasons statues that surround it. It is a great place to sit and people watch.
Written 11 November 2021
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BenG
Lancaster, MA47 contributions
We visited during the 500yr celebration of san juan. Lotsa live music. Nice opened plaza. Has 4 statues representing the 4 seasons, also tite curet the most prolific salsa writer(over 2000) songs lived on that street and now there is a brass statue of him sitting in one of the bencvhes. City hall is there. Also Puertorico Farmacy is a blue colored building , just on the corner of the plaza over 200 yrs in existence. There you can find, meds, crinkets, fine lladro figurines, coffee, etc, a must visit. The Plaza de armas is a place you must not miss while in Old San juan.
Written 15 September 2021
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Alex F
The Villages, FL1,195 contributions
Couples
This plaza is not the only one in Old San Juan but it is the main one since it is located across the City Hall of San Juan. Hundreds of pigeons will chase you out if you offer them any food.
Written 29 March 2020
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ROCruiser
Claremont, CA4,596 contributions
We came out of the Marshall's and found the Plaza de Armas right outside. There were lots of people enjoying the afternoon there. A human statue was performing near the fountain making it even more enjoyable. This is a big town square more active than the Plaza de Colon on the other side of town.
Written 23 March 2020
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rduinc
Annapolis, MD2,245 contributions
In a city with many wonderful plazas, this one stands out. It's a big space, about a city block long, surrounded by some beautiful buildings. There are several restaurant options here, along with a nice grocery store, a Marshall's if you can believe it, city hall, and some cute shops. In the evening it's a great place to hang out with an ice cream and people watch, and some evenings there is music and other entertainment. A must see in San Juan.
Written 14 March 2020
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Lolly’s Look
New York City, NY12,815 contributions
The Plaza de Armas of San Juan is one of the main squares in San Juan. It is a pretty little plaza with a fountain and benches to relax while taking in the sights of Old San Juan.
Written 14 March 2020
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