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Plaza of Five Centuries

Morovis St | Old San Juan, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
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Interesting statuary, not much else

One of many historic plazas in OSJ. Walk through, take your picture, and move on. Not much to see... read more

Reviewed 23 June 2017
Timothy R
great for everyone

The plaza has a water fountain the kids can play in while the adults relax with a coastal view or... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2017
Christopher F
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Instituted in 1992, this plaza commemorates Columbus' expedition to the New World.
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good38%
  • Average20%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“nice plaza” (2 reviews)
“el morro” (4 reviews)
“old san juan” (8 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Morovis St | Old San Juan, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
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Reviewed 23 June 2017

One of many historic plazas in OSJ. Walk through, take your picture, and move on. Not much to see other than the gigantic "totem" statue.

Thank Timothy R
Reviewed 2 May 2017

The plaza has a water fountain the kids can play in while the adults relax with a coastal view or view the historical area and its monuments.

Thank Christopher F
Reviewed 25 April 2017

The Plaza is a unique totem style monument commemorating the history of the area. I will tell you that like many other points of interest in Old San Juan there is not much signage or reference available to provide details on the significance and meaning....More

Thank Jerry R
Reviewed 23 March 2017

this Totem is TALL! I didn't expect it to be this big. really nice spot to visit and learn history. Great view from this area as well.

Thank yumm2011
Reviewed 24 February 2017

A very nice plaza, with so much history. A striking column rises above it, and there are plenty of areas to relax and take in the views of the ocean.

Thank Bernardo F
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...More

Thank Hector R
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.

Thank busconi
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!

Thank Darryl D
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.

Thank Joposki
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

Thank Samuel D
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