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Address: San Juan, Puerto Rico

The younger crowd loves the plaza because of the many nearby cafes and...

The younger crowd loves the plaza because of the many nearby cafes and pubs.

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Small plaza close to the Morro in Old San Juan. Lots of history in this place! I love this area of the city

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Samuel D
Seoul, South Korea
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Seoul, South Korea
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Small plaza close to the Morro in Old San Juan. Lots of history in this place! I love this area of the city

Thank Samuel D
McMurdo Station Antarctica
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beware most of the reviews and all the pictures are actually of Plaza del Quinto Centario which is actually adjacent to Plaza San Jose. Plaza San Jose is a basic square with San Jose Church (currently under renovation) and a statue of Juan Ponce.

Thank Christopher F
Hockessin, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

As part of your walking tour of Old San Juan - This stop in the Plaza San Jose is nice for a rest to see the totem and fountain. Plan on a quick stop.

Thank DiAlJo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Focal point is the beautiful tall totem pole. Not much in the area. Really dark at night. No lights nearby. Would go during light hours to appreciate the area.

Thank Jsm10029
San Juan Metro Region, Puerto Rico
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Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Great for outdoor activities. Children love it. The only thing is that there is no near bathroom. Private Parking available.

Thank Lilybeth S
Wilmington, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

We visited this landmark while strolling the streets of Old San Juan last week looking for a nice place to eat. The Totem Pole is a unique statue that commemorates the 500 anniversary of Columbus discovering the New World.

Thank pparrothead
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2016

I attend classes at the Liga de Arte right by this plaza. I love the sculpture and the activity around it. From the upper platform you have a very of El Morro and the Atlantic Ocean. At the lower level there is a fountain where you find kids cooling off during a beautiful warm San Juan day. It is worth... More 

Thank RusPat_704
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 743 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2016

What's so nice about these older cities is the dedication to creating plaza's where the people could congregate and relax, talk, and meet one another, this one is especially special with it's monument for the 5 centuries and the Ponce De Leon statue for it's founder. There's also a waterfront arena venue for music and things.

Thank Bernardo F
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2016

We were wandering around Viejo San Juan and enjoyed this little plaza. The area is safe and artistic which makes it a wonderful spot to chill.

Thank kjc1601
Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2016

From afar, we thought this was a palm tree that had lost its top. It inspired us to take a closer look and we studied it for quite a while before determining it was made of fired clay. It's a very unique piece and draws you in to read about what it stands for - all in Spanish so I'm... More 

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