Plaza Las Delicias

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Plaza Las Delicias information

Lonely Planet review

Within this elegant square you’ll discover the heart of the city and two of the city’s landmark buildings, Parque de Bombas and Catedral Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe. The smell of panaderías (bakeries) follows churchgoers across the square each morning, children squeal around the majestic fountain under the heat of midday, and lovers stroll under its lights at night. Even as the commercial banks and the fast-food joints encroach at the edges (a Burger King and a Church’s Chicken mar the plaza’s west side), reminders of the city’s prideful history dominate the plaza’s attractions, including marble statues of local danza icon Juan Morel Campos and poet/politician Luis Muñoz Marín, Puerto Rico’s first governor. The Fuente de los Leones (Fountain of Lions), a photogenic fountain rescued from the 1939 World’s Fair in New York, is the square’s most captivating and vibrant attraction.