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Plaza del Quinto Centenario, San Juan

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This plaza, built in 1992 for the commemorate the Fifth Centenary of the discovery of America, extends from the San Jose Church and the rebuilt Ballajá Barracks . The 'Tótem Telúrico', an impressive, contemporary sculpture made by the local artist Jaime Suárez graces its center. The Plaza provides an excellent view of the El Morro grounds, the old San Juan cemetery, and the Atlantic Ocean. Teenagers can be found at the plaza, on weekends, skating and having fun; while, tourists like it as a place to relax, away from the hustle and bustle of the city.