San Juan Sights

Plaza de Armas

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  • Old San Juan
  • Plaza/Square/Piazza

Published 10/12/2015

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The Old City's original main square was once used as military drilling grounds. Bordered by Calles San Francisco, Rafael Cordero, San José, and Cruz, it has a fountain with 19th-century statues representing the four seasons as well as a bandstand, a small café, and kiosk selling snacks and fruit frappés. The Alcaldía commands the north side. This is a popular, bustling meeting place, often filled with artists sketching caricatures, pedestrians in line at the food stands, and hundreds of pigeons waiting for handouts.

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Calle San José, San Juan, n/a Puerto Rico, 00901, Puerto Rico

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Published 10/12/2015


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