VIDEO: Guam Virtual Vacation: Plaza de Espana

VIDEO: Guam Virtual Vacation: Plaza de Espana

by Guam Visitors Bureau
Guam Visitors Bureau

Spend a day in the island’s capital and witness what makes this village so special. Cruise through some of the most historical monuments on Guam and appreciate it from a new view.

Plaza de España served as the center of cultural, religious, and government activities for centuries. In the 1660s, the Spanish colonial government chose this site as the Plaza Principál. Historic sites here include the Azotea, the last remaining structural element of the Governor’s Palace; the Almacen Arches, Guam’s signature triple arches that were once the entrance of the royal warehouse built in 1736; and the Chocolate House, the small round building that was used by both the Spanish and American administrations to host meriendas where beverages and pastries were served. While you're in Hagåtña, take some time to explore the Heritage Walking Trail that connects 17 historical sites and brings to life the resilient and fascinating history of the Chamorro people.

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