Plaza de Panama Fountain

Plaza de Panama Fountain, San Diego: Address, Plaza de Panama Fountain Reviews: 4.5/5

Plaza de Panama Fountain
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Fremont, CA114,515 contributions
Pretty Fountain at Balboa Park - Plaza de Panama Fountain, San Diego
Jan. 2020
We returned to Balboa Park. We enjoyed going to the museums, having lunch, and also seeing this historic fountain - Plaza de Panama Fountain. Its is from the Panama exposition that was held there.
Written 3 February 2020
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Ydnar
Kamloops, Canada662 contributions
Take a break
Sep. 2018 • Couples
When visiting the park, this is a great place to rest your feet, maybe have a snack or a drink. It's a very pretty fountain, surrounded by some great architecture. Just a pleasant spot for a break before visiting all those museums. There's just something about water features...
Written 3 October 2018
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rduinc
Saint Louis, MO2,245 contributions
Center of Balboa!
Aug. 2018 • Couples
This lovely fountain is located in the middle of Plaza de Panama, a beautiful plaza surrounded by the architecture from the 1915 Expo. Great place to sit, rest, and relax.
Written 9 August 2018
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Escape-overseas
Stevenage, UK1,755 contributions
A fountain with a view
Dec. 2016 • Couples
This water feature adds to the serene setting of the park and buildings and provides yet another photo opportunity within this beautiful setting.
Written 3 January 2017
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Oldjack
Greater Melbourne, Australia23,709 contributions
Pretty Fountain In Balboa Park
Oct. 2016 • Couples
Located in the Plaza de Panama the fountain is quite interesting and pretty and definitely a place to visit when in Balboa Park. The bus back to San Diego leaves from just below the area.
Written 31 October 2016
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AlexanderD
Jackson, NJ4,451 contributions
Lovely Spot
Aug. 2016 • Family
The fountain itself is beautiful, no doubt. But it is the location at the heart of Balboa Park which makes it so worth the visit. It is hard to imagine it was once a parking lot. Now it is a vibrant spot with energy and beauty and charm surrounded by gorgeous architecture. Loved it.
Written 26 August 2016
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John S
Casa Grande, AZ28 contributions
Much improved
Jul. 2016 • Couples
We've been visiting the Plaza area for over 35 years now, and the recent improvements are wonderful. Last week the fountain was surrounded with beautiful blooming dahlias. Many more tables have been added, giving the area a more European atmosphere. There are just 2 negatives: more coffee and snack carts are needed that operate throughout the day, and evening during the summer, and the asphalt surface needs regular power washing to remove spilled drink stains. This is done in Spain, and needs to be part of the maintenance here.
Written 3 August 2016
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Cary L
San Diego, CA623 contributions
More than Just a Fountain
May 2016 • Couples
The Plaza de Panama, in the heart of Balboa Park, used to be mainly a parking lot. Then a previous mayor ordered a revamp, an it became a glorious public plaza (as it originally was), with the fountain as its centerpiece. Today, there are tables and chairs with sun umbrellas, art works, informational displays, and food vendors. It's a great place to take a break from touring the park, look up at the tower of the Museum of Man, and appreciate this respite in the middle of the city.
Written 28 May 2016
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Love4Travel616
New York City, NY200 contributions
Beautiful to come across
May 2016 • Couples
We were walking through Balboa park and came across the beautiful fountain. I felt like I was back in Spain with the beautiful architecture and design of many buildings in the park- especially this fountain.
Written 1 May 2016
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Keith M
San Diego, CA802 contributions
Tranquil People watching
Apr. 2015 • Friends
The Plaza de Panama is truly wonderful now that car parking is removed from the plaza and neutered to the people of San Diego and the world. You can sit here and people watch or take a break from all the wonderful Museums in Balboa Park. The are a few Food stands where you can get drinks or Hot Dogs.
Written 28 April 2015
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