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Plaza de Armas

San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Ranked #27 of 105 attractions in San Juan
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Walking
Description: 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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Port Saint Lucie, Florida, United States
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174 reviews 174 reviews
36 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

Plaza de Armas (Arms Square) is Old San Juan's main square, on San José Street. Features four statues representing the four seasons; all are over 100 years old. It was carefully planned as the main city square and has served as a social meeting place. Few street car vendors sell refreshments and light meals. One of the vendors had coffee... More

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Okemos, Michigan
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127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

The Plaza de Armas is an interesting place to see. The statues are interesting. The building surrounding it are interesting, the pigeons are interesting and the people there and passing by are interesting. A place to start your visit to Old San Juan.

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Puerto Rico
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73 reviews 73 reviews
23 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

I am not a fan of pigeons but my daughter is 7 and she thinks is "the best thing ever!!" Lol!! When ever we go we buy a bag of rice at the supermarket and feed the birds, she loves it and is fun to watch other people interact whit them.

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New York City, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

Plaza Del Armas is such a lovely fountain with beautiful sculptures. There are four of them and each represents a different season. The visitor's center is nearby and City hall is also right there. There is also the San Juan pharmacy and some nearby inexpensive eateries and shopping. It's a great central meeting spot. It's also a short walk away... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

This is a great spot to meet up with fellow travelers if you need one. It is centrally located, beautiful, and a great place to take a break from walking about. Plenty of shade and birds too.

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Middletown, New York
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149 reviews 149 reviews
64 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

This plaza in Old San Juan is situated in an excellent location. The Visitor's Center is on one side with the free shuttle bus stopping at the plaza. The plaza is only about a block away from Forteleza Street-lined with restaurants-and Calle del Cristo-that practically extends from the ocean to the harbor. There is a Walgreens on one corner and... More

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Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
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26 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

This plaza is nice but it was a little bit unkept. The coffee kiosk was very good as well as the street performer that was there on the day we went.

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Hatillo, Puerto Rico
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

A beautiful place to relax. The plaece is clean and have wonderful weather. Is a good place to do with the family

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

This is one of the original squares in San Juan located in San Jose St in the old town.The City Hall sits in the background and a unique fountain lies at one end called the ‘ Four Seasons’. One hundred year old statues are placed around the fountain – one for each of the four seasons. At the other end... More

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San antonio tx
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57 reviews 57 reviews
19 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013 via mobile

Lot of shops and pigeons! it's a good place to sit down and relax for a few min. The shade trees are great and the ice cream guys are friendly with plenty of ice cream!

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