Established by the Spanish in 1573, this plaza is the oldest public space in all of the United States. According to Spanish guidelines the park had to be of a certain size and depth in order to best suit the people of the community. It also provided a common space for citizens of early St. Augustine. City meetings and gatherings most likely would have been held in this location.
It has also been recorded that a historic well is located in the park. Historians and archaeologists have rated this well to pre-1700s based on artifacts.
Today the plaza is best known for its concerts and holiday celebrations due to its location in the center of the city.
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