Parque de las Palomas

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Parque de las Palomas information

On the southern end of Calle del Cristo, Parque de las Palomas is in a tree-shaded cobblestone courtyard on the top of the city wall, with excellent views of Bahía de San Juan and the criss-crossing water traffic that includes Brobdingnagian cruise ships.

Paloma means ‘dove’ or ‘pigeon’ and it’s the latter you’ll encounter in the hundreds. With a lot more class than their often-scrabbling-about urban bretheren, these pigeons fly in and out of dovecote-like holes in the wall and offer up a chorus of coos when at rest. Some folks come to the park just to feed them; buy birdseed from a vendor by the gate.