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“Nice little plaza”
Review of Plaza Colon

Plaza Colon
Ranked #1 of 20 things to do in Mayaguez
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Owner description: The Mayaguez main square has a statue of Columbus.
Cypress, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
74 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Nice little plaza”
Reviewed 23 May 2014

This plaza is nice and calm. The statue of colon is situated in a nice fountain. Good to take a stroll with your loved one.

Visited May 2014
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Brooklyn
Level 4 Contributor
21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Beautiful & melancholy”
Reviewed 29 March 2014 via mobile

The plaza colon has a historic type of beauty. The buildings surrounding the square and the local area are beautiful to look at, with old architectural detail and bright colors. The manicured trees that line up the sidewalks are quirky and the free standing coffee stand add modern charm. However, the town seems dead. My husband and I noticed the lack of people wherever we went and initially thought it was just an early closing town. After talking to our family there we learned that a lack of jobs moved many out of the town and that's lead to it becoming somewhat shut down. I thought Mayaguez and the plaza were beautiful and historic. I loved looking at the buildings, the theater, the trolleys and greenery. I really hope more people come around here because it has a lot to offer and some of the local eateries that have remained are awesome and true to Puerto Rican comfort food. I highly recommend a tour around la plaza colon and the local area.

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Mayaguez
Level 6 Contributor
206 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
“Beautiful Plaza, but Nothing to do”
Reviewed 13 March 2014

Just some old buildings, a fountain, and a statue of Columbus (Colon). Well described and the history detailed on Wikipedia. During the Christmas season (mid-November to Mid-January) the decorations are spectacular. We always drive through to see them. The plaza is beautiful. They have cleaned up down town and put all the wires underground. Concerts and special events in the plaza are worth attending. However, the tourist value is limited. The difficulty finding it, terrible traffic, and no parking out weigh the fun. If you go any way, sample the Chinese Ice Cream place on the square. Have lunch at the Ricomini Bakery just north of the square (see my reviews).

Visited February 2014
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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“One of the best Plazas in PR”
Reviewed 30 December 2013 via mobile

This is one of the best Plazas in Puerto Rico. We went one Saturday night last October and enjoyed an outdoor concert. Last Saturday we came back for a Christmas concert. Had a great time, great architecture around while also enjoying a cup ot coffee at Friend's Cafe.

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Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
Level 6 Contributor
85 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Mayaguez downtown”
Reviewed 29 July 2013 via mobile

A beautiful plaza that retained some of the old world charm. Best at night to be able to see the beauty of the old fountain and the of the old City Hall can be appreciated with the evening lights.

Visited July 2013
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