"The Plazas" Old San Juan Tip by Tom_Fields

Old San Juan, San Juan: 56 reviews and 131 photos

  Plaza de Armas, with City Hall
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  • Plaza de Armas, with City Hall - San Juan
      Plaza de Armas, with City Hall
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  • Quincentennial Plaza, with the totem pole - San Juan
      Quincentennial Plaza, with the totem pole
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  • Plaza Cuartel - San Juan
      Plaza Cuartel
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  • Plaza Colon - San Juan
      Plaza Colon
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  • City Hall by night - San Juan
      City Hall by night
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Old San Juan is known for its beautiful plazas, or public squares. The places give the city some open space, alleviating the cramped feel of having too many buildings and people in too small an area. The best known is the Plaza de Armas, located in front of City Hall. In early January, it's still festooned with Christmas decorations.

Another example is the Plaza de Cuartel, in front of La Ballaja. Yet another is the Quincentennial Plaza, with its totem pole. And, at the entrance to Old San Juan is the Plaza Colon, named for Christopher Columbus.

Directions: Around Old San Juan. The phone number is for Tourist Information.
Phone: 787-722-1709
Website: http://welcome.topuertorico.org/city/sanjuan.shtml

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Feb 10, 2008
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