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Plaza del Pasado

Neighbourhood: Old Town
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Address: 2754 Calhoun St, San Diego, CA 92110-2706
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Plaza del Pasado in Old Town San Diego State Historic Park brings San...

Plaza del Pasado in Old Town San Diego State Historic Park brings San Diego's early history to life. The four-acre plaza sits at the center of San Diego's original Mexican pueblo, founded in 1821, which eventually grew into a bustling American town. Strolling storytellers in period costume, live Mariachi bands singing crowd-pleasing rendition of "Oye Como Va" by Santana, local artisans demonstrating glass blowing, shopping, and restaurants inspired by 19th century San Diego life.

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Wonderfully decorated and educational

At this season, this shopping and dining area in Old Town is so colorful and festive. There are special performances and decorations with explanation to describe the significance... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 October 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

At this season, this shopping and dining area in Old Town is so colorful and festive. There are special performances and decorations with explanation to describe the significance of annual celebrations to remember deceased ancestors. It puts a completely different cultural understanding on what might normally seem very dark.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2015

Neat, Mexican themed shopping area in Old Town Museum area. There are plenty of shops with Mexican import items, as well as other specialty items. Many of the people employed at the shop wear period and ethnic costumes, which adds to the experience.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2013 via mobile

We arrived at 9 pm not knowing this is a place to visit in the daytime. Most of the shops were closed or closing with only a few restaurants on the Main Street open. If you can't go during the day you can go during the day it is a lovely walk at night though.

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