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Plaza de Armas

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Address: San Juan, Puerto Rico
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The original Old San Juan town square is a good spot to orient yourself as...

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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While walking around Old San Juan stop by Plaza de Armas.

A this monumental plaza that's cozy and suitable for anything relaxing. The day I passed by this park there were people reading a book, browsing the internet or simply stopping... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Whenever I come to OSJ I always spend at least an hour here relaxing and people watching. The pigeons are like the pigeons in Central Park: Aggressive and fearless. I would not feed them although you will see plenty of people doing so. Once they find a mark they don't forget!

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Thank YaniraRocks
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A this monumental plaza that's cozy and suitable for anything relaxing. The day I passed by this park there were people reading a book, browsing the internet or simply stopping to rest as my wife and I did before continuing our walk around Old San Juan.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Once you get past the pigeons, this is a lovely plaza directly across from the mayor's office. There are two kiosks serving Puerto Rican coffee, pastries and sandwiches. The fountain is now covered with a Christmas tree and three kings are standing guard. There is a lot of activity and places to sit and enjoy the ambiance.

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Thank RusPat_704
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful little plaza. Great for a quick coffee or ice cream break... BUT the pigeons own this place... literally. They are not afraid of any humans and walk around like big bosses. DO NOT FEED THEM - or they will follow you around.

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christchurch
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Main central square in Old San Juan. Our hotel overlooked the square, and there are shops and restaurants around. Pleasant to spend a bit of time here.

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Minnesota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a hot days walk, we came here for a cold drink and rest. Two small coffee shop here , unlucky we picked the really slow one , but the drink was pretty good. This is a good rest area to look around and watch pigeons and of course people from all over the world:)

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Norrkoping, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Plaza de Armas is a genuine Puerto Rican plaza where basically anything can go on at any given date or time. Listened to local artist there, listened to a large Brass Band from Colombia etc. but there´s also a Marshall store, a SuperMax and other stores there, It´s a really unique place to just "be at", relaxing.

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Plantation, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Plaza de Armas is in the middle of everything...there's always some kind of event going on there....groups singing, bands playing, it was so much fun...got to dance the electric slide one night...so much fun...pigeons are always waiting to be fed....the trolleys stop there...so pretty decorated for Christmas...

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Depending on the day and time you may not see anything but tourists and pigeons, but you could also see a number of vagrants and opportunists looking for their next mark. Watch your pockets and enjoy the architecture.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

This is in the middle of Old San Juan. It's surrounded by shops and restaurants and it's perfect to sit around during the day or evening and just watch the locals do their thing. Is it the most memorable spot in OSJ? No, but it's perfectly placed. It's also a good landmark if you need to meet up with people... More 

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