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Plaza de Armas

Address: San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Old San Juan Half-Day Sightseeing Tour
75%
Ranked #42 of 104 Attractions in San Juan
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Walking
Owner description: The original Old San Juan town square is a good spot to orient...
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Walking
Owner 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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Miamisburg, Ohio
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58 reviews 58 reviews
28 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

One of the things that I loved most about Old San Juan were the many plazas each with there own unique character and personality. This was one of the larger plazas. We stayed in San Juan for a week and had plenty of time to roam the streets. If you have the time I would see as many of the... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Here you can see the "Casa Alcaldía (Major Office building) and some nice business and restaurants nearby. Just go through this plaza when walking from your cruise ship to the Catedral...

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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

If you like pigeons, you'll love this plaza. Otherwise, there's not much reason to go unless just passing through. The birds are everywhere, and despite the no feeding regulation, people do it anyway and more of them appear. There was a pleasant Christmas tree, but it was hard to enjoy with the large groups of children throwing down the snapping... More 

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21 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Everytime we have come here there is something going on. Love to grab a mojo to and people watch. Always music playing and people dancing. Romantic and family friendly. Love it when they have the open market going on. Always stock up on goats milk homemade soap. It's free so how can it be bad. I imagine many a couples... More 

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St. Louis, MO USA
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45 reviews 45 reviews
22 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

It's ok and worth walking to since it's on the way to so many other attractions in OSJ. This is in competition with many seaside attractions in OSJ and other larger fountains in OSJ so it wasn't my favorite. If you're doing a lot of walking in OSJ, it's worth checking out since it has a great location.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Great place to people watch. Only walked by this to find gift shops but would've stayed if I had time.

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Powder Springs, Georgia, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

After 10 years my wife and I came to this plaza and it still looks the same (Thank God). It is a nice place to relax and unwind after a long day of sightseeing and walking. The people are friendly along with the street vendors selling refreshments. I actually ran into someone who worked for the same company I did... More 

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USA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 via mobile

The plaza is the main gathering place for both locals and tourist alike. The coffee served at the gazebo is a must.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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464 reviews 464 reviews
269 attraction reviews
226 helpful votes 226 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

This plaza was right outside our hotel so I didn't stop often, except maybe for coffee or a bottle of water at the stand that was open long past most other places. This is a great place to sit down. rest your feet, dodge some of the sun and just enjoy being on vacation. The pigeons are thick here and... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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223 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

I didn't know this delightful plaza was a TripAdvisor-recognized site when I sat on a bench next to a bronze statue of a man. I thought he was human, not wanting to disturb his gaze of Fuente de 4 Estaciones (Four Statues Fountain) with twisting a map every which way trying to find my whereabouts. This plaza is surrounded by... More 

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