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Plaza de Armas

San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Ranked #34 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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Nashville, Tennessee
11 reviews 11 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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346 reviews 346 reviews
195 attraction reviews
188 helpful votes 188 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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272 reviews 272 reviews
198 attraction reviews
752 helpful votes 752 helpful votes
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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277 attraction reviews
442 helpful votes 442 helpful votes
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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224 reviews 224 reviews
40 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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215 helpful votes 215 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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80 reviews 80 reviews
29 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
23 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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