Plaza Almirante Cristóbal Colón

Plaza Almirante Cristóbal Colón

Plaza Almirante Cristóbal Colón
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Luis Omar
Puerto Rico39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Friends
Plaza Colón, like in the majority of the Puerto Rico municipalities and Spanish heritage countries is located in the center of town. In one side is the municipality building and in the opposite side the catholic cathedral. Is a nice place to sit and rest in the shade of the threes. It have a nice coffee shop name it "Friend's Cafe" and some restaurants and cafeterias around it. Here you can see old mans playing dominoes, people selling plants or traditional puertorican lottery. In one side is located a public library where you can use internet for free. Bathroom facilities available in the municipality building. I live in Mayaguez. If you need any information, write me.
Written May 26, 2014
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Glen G
Sacramento, CA93 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Couples
The plaza had live music and dancing on a recent Saturday night. Food trucks, vendors and beer were plentiful. It's a sleepy place for strolling in the daytime, but sometimes hopping at night. Ask the locals if anything is going on when you are there. Two hotels, the Howard Johnson and the Colonial Inn are a short walk away.
Written May 28, 2014
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James A
Puerto Rico, Caribbean7 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019
Sorry, to say but the town looks like a war zone, to many statues, streets are in tremendous disaster, trying to finding parking are is a waste of time, the street is to narrow, parking on both side of the streets, unable to dive, when asking for directions people were looking at you if you were from the other planet. my experience was not so good.
Written April 15, 2019
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Maria W
New Jersey75 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2014 • Family
Try going late afternoon, so you can see the lovely cathedral (closes after around 6pm) and the "plaza" (square) as it gets dark and the fountain lights come on. Then walk to Ricomini bakery a block away and have a mallorca sandwich followed by corn ice cream with cinammon at the Rex Cream ("los chinos") almost next door -or whatever ice cream you like. A true Mayaguez experience!
Written January 27, 2015
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262benjamin
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014 • Family
Go to La Plaza Colón in Mayagüez is always fun. Is situated in the middle of Mayagüez. I was there yesterday, the fountain in the middle give you happiness. I usually stop by la plaza with my family and my nephews, the best thing is that you have everything near. You want an ice cream? There is a Rex Cream. Do you want to see a show? There is the theater. And if you want to hang out there is a lot of pubs near. You want some coffee? There is Friend Café inside the plaza, they make coffee, smoothies, sandwiches, and you can sit there with your laptop to do your homework of just to surf in the web. The plaza is always alive because there is always something in there. There are art exhibitions and musical activities. On Christmas time is full of color lights and shows… oh and people. You can meet with your friends and decide what to do. But more the important thing is that is an information center where culture is promoted, there is a library in front of it and they are always doing educational things. You meet nice people there, you can see the children blowing bubbles, and you can create memories with your people. So I invite you to pass by and learn a little bit about Puerto Rico and the west zone, the plaza is a place that people of all ages can enjoy, explore the island, explore Puerto Rico.
Written October 4, 2014
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Ernest W
Naples, FL212 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2014 • Couples
Just some old buildings, a fountain, and a statue of Columbus (Colon). Well described and the history detailed on Wikipedia. During the Christmas season (mid-November to Mid-January) the decorations are spectacular. We always drive through to see them. The plaza is beautiful. They have cleaned up down town and put all the wires underground. Concerts and special events in the plaza are worth attending. However, the tourist value is limited. The difficulty finding it, terrible traffic, and no parking out weigh the fun. If you go any way, sample the Chinese Ice Cream place on the square. Have lunch at the Ricomini Bakery just north of the square (see my reviews).
Written March 13, 2014
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TRL614
Mayaguez, Puerto Rico53 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2013
A beautiful plaza that retained some of the old world charm. Best at night to be able to see the beauty of the old fountain and the of the old City Hall can be appreciated with the evening lights.
Written July 29, 2013
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RedCarnationReady
NYC436 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2013
This spot is wonderful from Late November to Mid-January...the lights in the trees that are synchronized to music are obe of the most incredible things I've seen in Puerto Rico. Mayagüez has a lot of pride!
Written June 13, 2013
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LucianoQ
Mayaguez, Puerto Rico33 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2012 • Couples
The Plaza or "City Square" was the life of any city in the early founding days. All activity and construction was around it, and until the advent of the shopping malls, the main city stores were all around it. The Mayagüez one displays an array of very interesting XIX century bronze statues as well as a statue of Christopher Columbus (Colón in Spanish) as its centerpiece, surrounded by a fountain. The cathedral is in one extreme and the City Hall in the other, both pretty interesting buildings architecturally. Close by is the Teatro Yagüez, a still more interesting building, where you might be able to attend a concert or play.

During special occasions there are shows in the night, mostly on weekends. There are also kiosks selling souvenirs and typical treats, so you can get the local flavor. The square is decorated very interestingly during the holidays, with lights and sometimes light and water shows, so it is a must see.
Written January 16, 2013
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Sheldon M
17 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Probably not worth a special trip to town. Interesting plaza. All the big trees are gone (Maria??) so no shade
Written November 30, 2019
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