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Plaza of Five Centuries

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Address: Morovis St | Old San Juan, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Instituted in 1992, this plaza commemorates Columbus' expedition to the New...

Instituted in 1992, this plaza commemorates Columbus' expedition to the New World.

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We were walking around town and came by to see this without looking in the TripAdvisor. Nice stop to check around.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 November 2016
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

I ussually visit Old San Juan and I park (undergroung parking) at the Five Centuries Plaza. Immediately you'll feel that Caribbean and Spanish ambiance that characterizes one of Puerto Ricos capitla and oldest cities. Excellent sculptures, tradicional buildings, same streets as 400 years ago, lots of art, many walking in the citiy is very safe, free transportation within the city... More 

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Washington State
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

A nice place to sit and rest after walking your feet off through the streets of Old San Juan. Nice breezes, lots of people to watch, a cool interactive fountain that kids love to cool off in, steps away from Castillo San Felipe del Morro.

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Lake Station, Indiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Nice views from the plaza. I was not to impressed with the Totem. It everything goes in terms of "five" why wasn't the pole 50 feet tall instead of 40? I should have asked the guide!

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Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

We were walking around town and came by to see this without looking in the TripAdvisor. Nice stop to check around.

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Thank Joposki
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Very famous plaza right in front of El Morro. The "totem" is unique in that area. Beautiul statues around there too

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Thank Samuel D
New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

I got the chance to check out this landmark while on tour through Old San Juan. The landmarks are amazing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Right now at night every tuesday it's like going back to martes de galeria. Theres family and friends having time togeter. Theres a water splash for childrens. Don't know the hours that it's function. If your playing pokemon go well this it's yor place.

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Thank Julio C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

The Plaza Quinto Centenario is guard by a totem and has a floor fountain that is a perfect place for kids. Refresh the caribbean weather in this kid's fun spot.

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Thank Jose L G
Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

The most impressive part about this plaza is the immense pillar that stands in the center. From the plaza, one has a nice view of the ocean to the north. There are also some benches, but since there are no trees, there is no shade.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

This is another nice OSJ plaza to walk through or take a break. Last time I walked by there were actors dressed like soldiers.

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