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Plaza de Armas

San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Ranked #33 of 103 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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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324 reviews 324 reviews
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167 helpful votes 167 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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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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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Plaza de Armas is somewhat historic as a major gathering spot in Old San Juan. However, it has note aged well and is full of pigeons and locals who have nothing else to do but hang around and watch the world go by. Skip the square and focus on some of the more interesting places in Old Town.

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida, United States
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211 reviews 211 reviews
40 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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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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29 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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22 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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
104 helpful votes 104 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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32 helpful votes 32 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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