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Address: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Activities: Walking
Description: 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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Old San Juan Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

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A very nice plaza in old San Juan surrounded by shopping, restaurants and a Starbucks!

I really liked this plaza as it was a nice open space in old San Juan where the streets are very narrow and crowded then you open to a square that is really modest in size, but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I really liked this plaza as it was a nice open space in old San Juan where the streets are very narrow and crowded then you open to a square that is really modest in size, but gives the feeling of a big open space and it's got a place for communal activities and families to gather. They're are restaurants... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

A great place to just relax and take in the views and maybe eat somthing or get a friend and have s good conversation or maybe even play a game of domino's

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Portsmouth, Dominica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Fantastic plaza with a great views all around. Great for breakfast or dinner or just to sit and people watch.

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Jamestown, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We have walked by this spot twice now. The first time by chance and the second time a few days ago because I had to find the coffee kiosk. I don't know why, but the green coffee kiosk on the corner of the plaza has the best café con leche that I have ever had in my life. Don't let... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Beginning at 7:00 AM, the Town Hall blasts a recording of church bells. It is so loud that the sound distorts and becomes painful to the ear. Although Ground Zero is Plaza de Armas, the noise penetrates a km-wide radius. So, if you don’t want to get up at 7:00 AM, don’t book in Old San Juan. Believe me, you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Stopped by this square every day from the apartment in which we were staying. I loved coming down here everyday it's as if time doesn't exist! I would get a cafe con leche and just people watch. I miss it already!

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Miamisburg, Ohio
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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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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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

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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