San Jacinto Plaza
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Lorenzo
6 contributions
Dec 2019
The plaza was known as Plaza de los Lagartos due to live alligators residing at the pond right in the middle of the plaza. Tables available to play chess, maybe you prefer horseshoe or ping pong. It is a popular place to visit. Wedding and sweet sixteen parties have photos taken. It always must visit during the WinterFest celebration every year, starting at the lighting of the tree. Enjoy fine restaurant close by and the night life is nice and safe.
Written March 8, 2020
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Lester Ojeda
San Juan, Puerto Rico482 contributions
Sep 2020 • Friends
A quaint plaza in the middle of Downtown El Paso. A nice place to go if you want to just walk around, stretch, and maybe some alone time. Saw some sidewalk cafés and restaurants along the square, but not much past that.
Written September 10, 2020
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JamieKaye
El Paso, TX65 contributions
Jan 2019 • Friends
In the middle of the plaza, is a beautiful water fountain with an alligator statue. It commemorates when the Plaza had real alligators in the 1960s. The plaza is beautiful and surrounded by the old buildings now being revitalized, some built by Trost. Take your time...go back in time....ride the trolleys brought back to El Paso from the 40's.
Written January 15, 2019
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ponchoiram
El Paso, TX259 contributions
Nov 2019
since they renovated it its a pretty nice place to go and visit
xmas time is the best time to go since they have the winterfest
with food, drinks and music great place to take the whole family
Written December 16, 2019
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Richard D
El Paso, TX31 contributions
Jul 2018 • Friends
Alligators used to live in the pool in the center of the plaza. Now they are molded statues. Nice venue to relax, play some chess, shuffle board, and get a snack or street tacos.
Written September 2, 2018
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Pancho P
El Paso, TX76 contributions
Jan 2018 • Solo
This used to be a great place when it had alligators and before the local incompetent city council started using it as an excuse to spend money. They spent millions redoing this plaza and it wasn't that much better afterwards than before. They spent damn near a million dollars on some type of covering décor that they had to get from Germany. This was just a project to hire more of the local labor. That's the way politicians in El Paso deal with any issue. Incompetence rules the day.
Written April 1, 2018
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Joel M
Buda, TX1,923 contributions
Oct 2017 • Solo
When I was a kid there were actually live alligators here, but people tortured them and they were removed. Then it became a place of crime and despair. But thank you City of El Paso for renovating this downtown place. Much, much better. Security is around and there are benches to sit on. It is clean, peaceful and family oriented. Much better for all.
Written November 8, 2017
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Apucciarelli
Allentown, PA270 contributions
Dec 2021
I was so lucky to be in town when it was during holiday because the decoration was so beautiful! They had a snow village where you get to shop vendors and ice-skating rink for the kids. I will definitely come back here because this town is a hidden gem! This is a perfect get away spot from a big city with your loved ones.
Written January 9, 2022
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JLars34
Las Vegas, NV473 contributions
Oct 2020
Nice plaza in the center of town. I am sure this would be much better if it hadn't been for COVID. Lots of nice history and unique architecture to look at.
Written November 8, 2020
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BrakiWorldTraveler
Belgrade, Serbia17,655 contributions
Jan 2019 • Family
This is the very downtown of El Paso. San Jacinto's Plaza is a small square, a rectangular park surrounded by several historic buildings. There are benches to sit down and relax watching the alligators fountain where once real ones lived.
Written February 6, 2019
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