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Plaza Abdon Calderon

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center of historic district

Great park to hang out and people watch. Tour buses leave from one street bordering the plaza. The new Cathedral and the old Cathedral border the plaza. Stop to see both. Shops... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
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Amelia Island, Florida
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Amelia Island, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Great park to hang out and people watch. Tour buses leave from one street bordering the plaza. The new Cathedral and the old Cathedral border the plaza. Stop to see both. Shops and some restaurants are also close by.

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Florence, Italy
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

A wonderful, hassle-free square (unlike Quito), where you can actually sit down in peace and watch the people walking by. Make sure you also go up to the top of the cathedral and see the square from there.

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Incline Village, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We have been all over central and south america and have seen lots of squares. We love this one. Anchored by the New Cathedral, it is impressive and enjoyable. My husband parked there for hours watching the people.

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Jakarta
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

You have a lot of things to do, like visiting the old cathedral and the new one, and plenty of museums around. there you can also get on the city sightseeing buses.

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

This plaza is very peaceful even though it is often crowded. Locals as well as tourists stop to rest here. I have often found friendly benchmates here and have had many pleasant conversations. There is plenty of shade on a hot day. There are often musicians performing. It's a nice place to sit and eat ice cream.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Great place to take pictures. Just across the street from the Old Catherdral. Parque Calderon is very clean and full of street vendors. Many tourist. Here you can catch a tour bus for only $5.00. This bus will take you around the city and its close surroundings.

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

This is the main square by the cathedral. It is filled with trees, well maintained flower beds and numerous benches to sit and relax. You may come across horses of various sizes, but none normal sized, placed side by side along with small cars or other vehicles. Across from these you will see a person sitting under an umbrella waiting... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

This place is such and interesting, lively square; full of locals and visitors alike, great people watching and good restaurants and views all around. It's relaxing to see families, couples and backpackers all taking in the views from the many benches around or enjoying their ice creams, taking photos, etc. A great way to get acquainted with this gem of... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This really is the heart of the colonial town and a good place to start and explore the streets leading from it. Flanked by the impressive new Cathedral, the old cathedral, the justice building and also a beautiful hotel (can't remember the name) there is lots of beautiful architecture to take in. The flower market is just around the corner.... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

A good place to stop and enjoy the local ambiance, especially Sundays when families are out enjoying the park.

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