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Plaza de Espana, Hagatna

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Landmark · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Follow in the footsteps of Guam's colonial rulers as you stroll through Plaza de Espana, the central square and main park space of the island's capital village. The plaza marks the site of the former governor's palace, used during the Spanish occupation. The complex was mostly destroyed in 1944 during heavy shelling. Today, you can admire the few surviving buildings--including the chocolate house and the garden house--or simply enjoy the lush nature that has partly reclaimed the historic site. Consider visiting early in the morning or late in the afternoon to avoid busloads of tourists who gather here during the middle of the day. For Plaza de Espana and beyond, use our Hagatna trip itinerary planner to get the most from your Hagatna vacation.
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  • I enjoyed my walk through today at Plaza de Espana. I'm so glad it's kept up and looks great. Just a few blocks away is the San Antonio bridge which is beautiful as well. Just watch your step a lot....  more »
  • I thought that I should have some sips of history and decided to visit this historical site. Though it was not rich enough... I had a good time wslking around the plaza and see what is left of the...  more »
  • Drove by many times but stopped in for the first time, very interesting historical spot. The Chocolate House is called that because in the late 1700's and 1800's they served the Governors guests hot chocolate there, very much worth stopping in to see!
  • Very beautiful historical place. The cathedral is there, the hagatna post office is close by, hagatna police precinct is close and one of the best thing is there is a affordable hot dog stand near by. There's drinks and chips available too. Awesome atmosphere.

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