We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
Improve this listing
Description:

Find the great explorer in Plaza Colon gazing out at sea.

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 16 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 10
    Excellent
  • 6
    Very good
  • 0
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Beautiful Statue to a questionable charactor

This statue is set in the middle of Colon Plaza in Mayaguez. There are many statues dedicated to Christopher Columbus in Puerto Rico. The mix of marble and bronze are beautiful... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Jason K
,
Exeter, New Hampshire
Add Photo Write a Review

16 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Exeter, New Hampshire
Level Contributor
211 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This statue is set in the middle of Colon Plaza in Mayaguez. There are many statues dedicated to Christopher Columbus in Puerto Rico. The mix of marble and bronze are beautiful. As we look back on history, we find that Columbus was an unsavory character, but still responsible for the what we now know as Latin America, the good and... More 

Helpful?
Thank Jason K
Level Contributor
74 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

This area is in the old down town of Mayaguez. Their is a lot of shopping in the area and also a party area on the weekends for the college scene which is near. During the holidays like Christmas the area gets really decorated and looks impressive and is my favorite time to go.

Helpful?
Thank HiImClint
West Valley City, Utah
Level Contributor
24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Great place to visit and experience the culture of Western Puerto Rico! Right in the middle of downtown. We attended a free concert there one night.

Helpful?
Thank Erika B
Haddonfield, New Jersey
Level Contributor
19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Definitely a must for a photo op. I think people tend to forget the historical significance and architecture of PR. Downtown Mayaguez have some very beautiful architecture. Bring your camera and smile.

Helpful?
Thank rjohn132
Yabucoa, Puerto Rico
Level Contributor
100 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

One of the many photo ops in Puerto RIco. Many towns have interesting statues, some with great historical interesting. Caguas and Ponce are two good examples.

Helpful?
Thank Robert L
Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
Level Contributor
76 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

A must see as the testament of the puertorican Spanish heritage. The statue and the plaza along with the city hall and the cathedral that sound the plaza are a must see. Even as not been the original after been remolded few times you can still see the Spanish architectural influence. At Christmas time the extravagant display of lights are... More 

Helpful?
Thank TRL614
Largo, Florida
Level Contributor
206 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

A great place to take some historic pictures with always friendly people around willing to take the picture for you a must have for your vacation album of the man that "discovered " Puerto Rico

Helpful?
Thank Ricardo V
Virginia
Level Contributor
65 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This statue is in the middle of the plaza, it's very pretty and there are other statues of native Americans throughout the plaza.

Helpful?
Thank Maria P
Mayagyez
Level Contributor
31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

In the middle of the old colonial Square The catholic church behind and the Major offices building Very tall and in the middle of a fountain

Helpful?
Thank Angel B M
Kingman, Arizona
Level Contributor
173 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Tall impressive statue in the center of an impressive old colonial style square, church, government buildings and lovely statuary and greenery and benches to relax.

Helpful?
Thank aladdin_mp

Travelers who viewed Christopher Columbus Statue also viewed

Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
 

Been to Christopher Columbus Statue? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Christopher Columbus Statue staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?