Plaza del Quinto Centenario


In the northern point of Old San Juan sits a modern square or plaza that was built in 1992 as a commemoration of Columbus’ first voyage to the Americas over 500 years ago, giving it the name of Quincentennial Plaza. A 40 feet tall tower known as El Tótem Telúrico stands tall in the middle of the plaza and is meant to symbolize the origin of the New World. The plaza sits across from Old San Juan's most impressive sight, the Castillo San Felipe del Morro.

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