La Barandilla”


La Barandilla Square. Click on image to see it larger.

La Barandil­la Square. Click on image to see it larger.

Right next to San Fran­cis­co Chapel and right in front of Car­los Albizu Uni­ver­si­ty is a beau­ti­ful square called “la Plaza de la Barandil­la”.  It is the only square in the old city that is not ded­i­cat­ed to a saint or to a his­tor­i­cal figure.

The square was buried in con­crete and asphalt for over 80 years. It was dis­cov­ered by acci­dent when a city work­er unearthed a piece of one of its steps.  The dis­cov­ery caused such a com­mo­tion among the “san­juaneros” that may­or Jorge San­ti­ni decid­ed to rebuild the square to the exact spec­i­fi­ca­tions of the original.

Recon­struc­tion of  “la Barandil­la” start­ed in 2005 and the square was re-inau­gu­rat­ed on Moth­er’s Day, May 15th, 2011 at a cost of $3 million.

La Barandil­la” is a beau­ti­ful place to relax, peo­ple watch and take in the ambiance of Old San Juan.

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1 thought on “La Barandilla””

  1. This is a beau­ti­ful Plaza. They hold many con­certs in this Plaza.

    A must see when you are in Old San Juan. Direct­ly across depen­dent on where you are stand­ing there are is the Saint Fran­cis­co Church of the Fran­cis­co priest.

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