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“You will go here as this Plaza has everything you could possibly want; from pretty architecture takeouts & fine dining to a Walg” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Plaza de Armas

Plaza de Armas
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$62.00*
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Walking Tour of Old San Juan
Ranked #21 of 195 things to do in San Juan
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“You will go here as this Plaza has everything you could possibly want; from pretty architecture takeouts & fine dining to a Walg”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2013 via mobile

Siting in this lovely vibrant plaza it feel's like your in the hart of this tiny city; some times has live entertainment & always has pigeons. From its ancient looking Kiosk's you can buy, pastries & Tea or Coffee; little shops & Resteraunts circle the Plaza & tucked into the old architecture you will find a modern day pharmacy & other general stores. Every city needs a Hart a central hub-yes you can get a Burger & fries take out Pitza & Ice cream but above all it's just a lovely place to be!!

Visited May 2013
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Little Rock, Arkansas
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“Good meeting point”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2013

We met our food tour group at this square in the middle of Old San Juan. This square is surrounded by old buildings with all sorts of amenities. The Old San Juan drug store is here, a Wendy's and a Subway along with a yogurt place in addition to the US State Department building. Lots of people are around and lots of birds.

Visited April 2013
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Clemson, South Carolina
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“Nice spot to take a break as you stroll through town”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2013

This site is worth a visit. As you stroll through town this area is nice to take a break and people watch. You can also do the obligatory pigeon thing. Kids will love the pigeons and the fountain. Lots of cheap supplies nearby with Marshalls, Walgreens and a Grocery store right there. You can get your cheap supplies here including some fine rums.

Visited April 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Lots of pigeons and view of city hall”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2013

The front view of city hall is the pink building with the clock. The back of this building on the street behind is in blue. Heaps of pigeons so be careful where you sit, lots of pigeon droppings. Old San Juan has lots of these plazas which is a Square. Lovely resting spot. Up the hill a little towards the fort walls.

Visited April 2013
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Illinois
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“Nice place to take a break if you're nearby”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2013

We took a break here during our walk through Old Town. The 4, 5 and 6yo kids made wishes and threw coins in the Four Seasons fountain then posed for a photo 'gangnam style' next to the sculpture of Curet Alonso seated on a bench. There's a little coffee kiosk in the plaza where you can sit at a table in a covered area. There were also people selling things and doing caricatures.

I wouldn't make a special trip to visit this plaza but if you happen to be nearby it's a nice place to take a break.

Visited March 2013
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