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“Stop And Feed The Pigeons” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Plaza de Armas

Plaza de Armas
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Ranked #30 of 103 attractions in San Juan
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Walking
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Owner description: The original Old San Juan town square is a good spot to orient yourself as you begin your tour of this charming area.
Port Saint Lucie, Florida, United States
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“Stop And Feed The Pigeons”
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 brewing and it smelled wonderful, by the gazebo there seems that someone is always feeding the pigeons.

Visited January 2014
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“An interesting place”
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.

Visited December 2013
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“Good resting spot”
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.

Visited November 2013
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New York City, New York
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“Lovely Historic Fountain”
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 from El Morro fort.

The only thing that I didn't like were all the pigeons - you have to be careful where you sit ! :)

Visited October 2013
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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“Wonderful Meeting Spot”
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.

Visited August 2013
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