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Plaza de Armas

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Address: San Juan, Puerto Rico
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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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$65*
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Old San Juan Walking Tour
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Private Old San Juan Walking Tour

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Local Flavor!

Charming plaza frequented by locals, especially in the evenings and on weekends. Free entertainment on the weekends. Surrounded by various stores and restaurants. A mayorca shop... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
susanbaldwin1009
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Vero Beach, Florida
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Vero Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Charming plaza frequented by locals, especially in the evenings and on weekends. Free entertainment on the weekends. Surrounded by various stores and restaurants. A mayorca shop is in one corner.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

At times the pigeon population is small and this allows you to taste the old charm of the Plaza as a place for conversation, a game of dominoes or just sipping a piragua.

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would have to say that this plaza is very central surrounded by stores and cafe's. There is a Wendy's close by and a Walgreens. I personally loved feeding the pigeons. There is a man that sells you about a pound of food for $1.00 and the pigeons get all on top of you to be fed. I personally enjoyed... More 

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Thank Christina R
Lubbock, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This turned out to be out favorite plaza in Old San Juan. There were always people gathering to sit and talk, grab a cup of coffee, stare at the fountain, or to just watch all the people walk by. There are plenty of restaurants and fast food places around the plaza as well.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I absolutely loved this place, I was actually staying in the hotel of the same name. Where I'm from we don't feed the birds but the connection these people have and the respect they have for nature is something else. Everyone was so laid back and relaxed while just randomly sitting on the bench just having conversations telling stories. It... More 

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Kentfield
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were excited to see this as we heard about pigeons and that is was an attraction. The nastiest pigeons I have ever seen, no one even selling bird see (not that you would want those pigeons anywhere near you). Waste of time. I couldn't believe it was a place they recommended to see.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We wandered through Plaza de Armas a few times at different hours of the day and each one held its own beauty. On one occasion there was live local music and at all times there were both locals and tourists sitting and engaging their surroundings. We had such fun watching people feed the pigeons. A beautiful spot not to miss!

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Thank whatablessing
Baltimore, Maryland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

If you've spent any amount of time experiencing plaza de armas elsewhere around the world, then this particular plaza de armas will likely be disappointing. There's just really nothing special about it. You can find better architecture, restaurants, fountains, and shopping elsewhere around the city. It's close to everything though, so it's worth a quick visit, but just have realistic... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

This plaza is situated right in the middle of everything, and it was close to our port. During our visit, there were street musicians playing and the environment was very festive. Great place to rest and buy food from some of the shops around after a few hours of walking in Old San Juan.

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Thank Ryan F
Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

This is a great place to rest after walking the streets of Old San Juan; get a snack from Wendy's or Wahlgreen's and enjoy watching people feed the pigeons on the plaza.

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